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Felted Knits
     

Felted Knits

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by Beverly Galeskas
 

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Knitters will find specific techniques and instructions for felting their knitting in this detailed step-by-step introduction, including how to felt on purpose and not by mistake, techniques for both hand and machine felting, and choosing and testing yarns. They’ll also learn whether knitting swatches is really necessary and how big to knit a piece before

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Knitters will find specific techniques and instructions for felting their knitting in this detailed step-by-step introduction, including how to felt on purpose and not by mistake, techniques for both hand and machine felting, and choosing and testing yarns. They’ll also learn whether knitting swatches is really necessary and how big to knit a piece before felting. Twenty-four detailed projects include stylish bags, totes, hats, and mittens; warm and fuzzy vests and slippers; and decorative pillows, placemats, and coasters. With a section on embellishing felting and felting on felt (needle felting), knitters will be inspired to create these beautiful projects for friends and family, from the baby’s first felt hat to the furry slippers for cold winter nights.

Editorial Reviews

Knitter's Review
[Beverly Galeskas] is simply the best resource for felting today . . . This is a beautiful – and useful – guidebook.
Spinners and Dyers Journal for Weavers
I enjoyed this book immensely... [It] is laid out with clear methods and instructions.
—Liz Allen
Library Journal
Galeskas is the owner of Fiber Trends, a wholesale knitting pattern company whose patterns are sold in knitting shops nationwide. In recent years, she has specialized in felted knitting, the process of knitting with thick wool yarn on big needles and then shrinking the knitted piece with heat and agitation to create a durable fabric. This technique lends itself to accessories like hats, mittens, and tote bags as well as large projects like vests and felted rugs. Although it includes some 36 projects, Felted Knits is more than a project book. It is a manual on felting knits that covers everything from choosing the right yarns, to knitting and accurately felting by hand and/or machine, to blocking and caring for felted knits. Just one look at the striking red-striped rug on the back cover of the book makes the knitter itch for the feel of wool and needles in hand, although starting with a small project like a simple purse is advised. A useful chapter on needle felting and felting notes for specific yarns round out this content-packed book. Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"I enjoyed this book immensely...[It] is laid out with clear methods and instructions." - Liz Allen, The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

"The introduction is a manual in itself, covering the basics in such detail that beginners won't miss a trick." - Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2004

"[Beverly Galeskas] is simply the best resource for felting today...This is a beautiful - and useful - guidebook." - Knitter's Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332948
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Beverly Galeskas is the founder and owner of Fiber Trends, a knitting pattern company. She lives in Wenatchee, Washington.

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