I took on an unusual request yesterday to felt human hair. The request came from a local art student who was working on a project with the theme, recycling the unexpected. He'd collected a weeks worth of hair clippings from a hairdressers. I asked if he'd like to come and make the felt with me and he jumped at the chance.
We blended some merino wool in several shades of brown to match the colours of the hair. We then layered the hair with the merino wool in a ratio that would still show the hair more than the wool - the result was very good. I suggested he spray the felt with a dilute PVA glue to stop the hairs from shedding. He intends to use the felt to make a seat cover for a chair, the rest of the chair will be made from large cow bones. I'll post some photos when I see the finished piece...should be interesting!
Hi I'm Mo Jackson from Brighton UK and I'm a creative felt maker/tutor.