The Funky Bowler

Funky Hats Made With Love
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About The Funky Bowler

The creations at the Funky Bowler are made by Dinah D and Trevor Gear on Gabriola Island in the heart of the Salish Sea. Their felting is inspired by their careers in music and circus arts.

The Funky Bowler Studio is situated on a tiny farm affectionately known as the Fun Farm where they are constantly creating both in the studio and on the land.

The Process of Making Hats

Everything at the Funky Bowler is handmade. Through experimentation we custom build hat blocks to create fun, colourful, and unique hats.

Wool is the chief ingredient to a good hat and a Funky Bowler could be made out of any breed of wool—some of our favourites are Merino, Corriedale, and Icelandic.

Every step is done by hand, from fibre to felt to shaping and finishing. The felt is composed of up to 10 layers of wool fibres with various design elements. The hat is then shaped on a custom made wooden hat block and trimmed with the best quality grosgrain ribbon and finished with a sewn in sweatband.

You can now buy our hats online!

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A delightful taste of images from our Instagram page: The Funky Bowler

Testimonials

Wearing one of your handmade felt hats, I feel ready for anything – west coast rain, that ~damp~ cold, or a stylish bonfire party. My friends bought me a funky bowler, the sweetest, most homegrown gift. Great friends, great hats! Shiela Malcolmson

Wearing one of your handmade felt hats, I feel ready for anything – west coast rain, that ~damp~ cold, or a stylish bonfire party. My friends bought me a funky bowler, the sweetest, most homegrown gift. Great friends, great hats! Cameron Murray

Dinah and Trevor, aka The Funky Bowler are two of the most creative people I know. They live and breathe their creativity in all aspects of their lives.

They both stretch themselves continuously in many mediums and bring this expanded inspired excitement to creating with FELT! Their hats are super functional, SUPER original and super FUN. Wild and woolly!

Tammy Hudgeon

NEW poster now available!

Juggling and Flow Props of the World

Original art poster by Clever Trever

 
Available for shipping in either a rolled version or a folded version.

 

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