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Felted Hairpin

For those tuned into fiber art trends, you may have noticed that felted creations have been making their way into many corners the past few years. One such corner is the world of hair accessories that Babs from MWAH! Creations has leapt into. One hundred percent wool and attached to an extra fancy bobby pin, these felted hairpins are two-toned and about the size of a nickel. My pin added lovely flair to my short coif, and I received compliments on the street. People also wondered what the hairpin was made of and got me talking about the felted world.

For everyday wearing I would have preferred a louder hairpin with more texture and height, but if you're looking for a subtle hair accessory made by an independent fiber artist, then this is the hairpin for you. My two-toned pin has a white background with a red center-piece, so it has become my period pin, giving the keen folks in my life a little clue into the reason for my more frequent bathroom visits. I'll be seeing that pin every 28-37 days!

MWAH! Creations doesn't stop at hair accessories. They also make bags, felted jewelry and many amazing animals - including my favorite, The Missing Piece, from the Shel Silverstein book. If you're interested in working with felt or just appreciate it, MWAH! Creations is a great place to check out. Long live felt and don't forget to thank the sheep!

Written by: Kaytlyn O'Connor, July 28th 2007