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Creative Felting

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Crafters are embracing felting as one of the most exciting and versatile techniques around—and textile artist Lizzie Houghton offers 30 stunning projects that truly stand out from the crowd. Her thorough, fully-illustrated tutorial in the basics will open the craft up to anyone: it includes everything from laying out the fabric and network felting to three-dimensional forms. Beginners then have the skills they need to create subtle variances in color; carry out bold, playful experiments; and work with traditional...
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Overview

Crafters are embracing felting as one of the most exciting and versatile techniques around—and textile artist Lizzie Houghton offers 30 stunning projects that truly stand out from the crowd. Her thorough, fully-illustrated tutorial in the basics will open the craft up to anyone: it includes everything from laying out the fabric and network felting to three-dimensional forms. Beginners then have the skills they need to create subtle variances in color; carry out bold, playful experiments; and work with traditional fibers as well as velvets, silks, and embroidery. The scarves, wraps, pillows, throws, and other felted designs all feature nature-inspired shades, from the fiery hues of chili and poppy and rust to the earthy tones of fern and moss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600592249
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 525,572
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Materials and equipment     6
Basic felting     8
Techniques     15
Red and orange: Projects: berries, poppy, rust, forest floor     32
Yellow: Projects: honeycomb, gourd, sunflower     42
Green: Projects: fern, moss, cottage garden     50
Blue: Projects: rock pool, wave, alpine meadow     58
Pink and purple: Projects: coral reef, plums, eggplant, artichoke     66
Naturals: Projects: shell, fawn, pebbles     76
Brown, grey and black: Projects: fossils, seaweed, fungus, sunset at sea     84
Recycled: Projects: knitting, wrappers, saris     94
Fun things: Projects: cactus, fishing net, bangles     102
Index     110
Acknowledgments     112
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