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Felting can take many forms, e.g., wet felting (of raw fibers) or recycled felting (of salvaged garments). Crafters Brack and Okey (Spin To Knit) cover these techniques and more in enough detail to get beginners started on such items as bags and hats. Those wishing to experiment with other felting techniques will find projects ranging from the simple (e.g., a pincushion made of rolled and felted wool resembling sushi) to the ambitious (a stained-glass sweater pillow made from a recycled Aran sweater). The color photos of swatches using a mixture of wool and other fibers should be helpful for those wanting to add this technique to their felting toolkit. Highly recommended for all but the smallest public libraries.
Felting is the process of making a dense fabric from raw wool or knitting yarn. This book contains creative methods that work for novice crafters as well as for experienced knitters. Readers are shown how to make purses, scarves, hats, and felted flowers with which to adorn hats or lapels. Some of the projects require starting with a hand-knit item. Filled with colorful and instructional photographs, the book tells how to choose materials and explains techniques. A swatch bar shows what different fibers will look like once felted. Basic knitting directions are included.
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