Felt Frenzy: 26 Projects for All Forms of Feltingby Heather Brack, Shannon Okey
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, this project collection explores all the major feltmaking techniques, from knit-and-shrink to wet felting, needlefelting, and "recycled felting," as well as ways to combine techniques for creative and unique results. With 26 projects and photographs of more than 50 before-and-after felted yarn combinations, crafters can… See more details below
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, this project collection explores all the major feltmaking techniques, from knit-and-shrink to wet felting, needlefelting, and "recycled felting," as well as ways to combine techniques for creative and unique results. With 26 projects and photographs of more than 50 before-and-after felted yarn combinations, crafters can easily customize patterns with substitutions of their choice. Instructions are given for felted bags, flowers, hats, jackets, scarves, wool sneakers, and even a nuno felted skirt; while fiber types, tools for getting started, and the four major techniques needed to create these projects are also all covered. Armed with plenty of information and the authors' can-do spirit, crafters will find it easy to add felting to their repertoires.
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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- Interweave Press
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- 8.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Meet the Author
Heather Brack is a contributor to Knitgrrl, Knitting for Dogs, and Small Dogs, Big Hearts, as well as a leader of knitting and other crafting workshops. Shannon Okey is the founder of Anezka Homemade and the author of the Knitgrrl series as well as Spin to Knit. She has appeared on DIY's Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads and on HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast. She is a city coordinator for the national indie craft show Bazaar Bizarre. They both live in Cleveland, Ohio.
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