Pretty Little Felts: Mixed-Media Crafts To Tickle Your Fancy

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A pretty little twist on felt

Wool felt offers endless crafting possibilities - it feels soft to the touch, dyes easily, cuts without fraying and sews like a dream. When you combine felt with mixed-media elements such as paper, beads, buttons, lace, glitter and even bits of metal screen, you can make all kinds of magical creations, from zippered pouches and scented pincushions to unexpected jewelry and sweet fairy dolls. Pretty Little Felts ...

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Overview

A pretty little twist on felt

Wool felt offers endless crafting possibilities - it feels soft to the touch, dyes easily, cuts without fraying and sews like a dream. When you combine felt with mixed-media elements such as paper, beads, buttons, lace, glitter and even bits of metal screen, you can make all kinds of magical creations, from zippered pouches and scented pincushions to unexpected jewelry and sweet fairy dolls. Pretty Little Felts includes instructions and inspiration for more than 20 whimsical projects, as well as:

  • A helpful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for embroidery stitches, dyeing felt, wet felting beads and deconstructing vintage wool garments
  • Numerous variation projects to spark your imagination and inspire you to put your own spin on the author's clever charm bracelets, ornaments, pouches and more
  • An extensive resources list to help you find all the materials you need to make your felt and mixed-media creations

Get out your collection of quirky treasures and prized vintage finds and give them new life in your own Pretty Little Felts.

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The current increase in popularity of crafting with felt is somewhat surprising because felt has been around since ancient times. These two books feature projects for jewelry and accessories using felt combined with beads and stitchery. Lifelong crafter Collings provides step-by-step projects for decorations and toys, while graphic designer Hill focuses on knitted and crocheted wire and fiber projects.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600610905
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 10/3/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Julie Collings is a lifelong crafter with over 20 years of experience in spinning, dyeing, knitting and sewing with wool. She is the author of multiple kids' craft books and has also worked as a design consultant for Klutz Press.
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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    Lovely book

    I keep carting this book around in my purse and fantasizing about the moment in my busy schedule when the stars will align where I will have the right supplies and the right amount of time to make some of these treasures. I'm planning on making the lovely little jewelry bag for all of the mothers and mother-in-law type people in my life this year for the holidays. The author also sells some of the more hard to find stuff she references in her book, on www.etsy.com.

    I will add that since felting is "in", it's hard, at least where I live to find good vintage supplies on short notice so I was forced to buy new. If you are serious about the look of her trinkets, start collecting now.

    Definitely my favorite make-it book right now.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Great Source of Ideas & Inspiration!!

    I'm always looking for craft and art books that not so much teach me a technique, but visually interest and excite me to try something different than I am already doing in my art. This book, 'Pretty Little Felts' did just that. Since purchasing it, I have poured over it several different times and each time I find something new that grabs my attention. I will probably hold onto this book for a long time as a reference.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Fun to look at as well as fun to do

    This book is a lot of fun trying out some of the projects. It is a good base to change some things to make them your own or do exactly as the book instructs. Some things maybe different depending on the way you make it or the old jewelry you have to create some of the baubles.

    I enjoyed the little fairy people out of crepe paper so many ideas. It's worth a try. The photos are beautifully done.

    Well Done

    Kat

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