Shibori Knitted Felt

Overview


Knitters who already love knitted felt for its softness and durability take their skills to new heights with these wonderful projects for garments, accessories, and home fashions. By incorporating Shibori, the Japanese art of manipulating fabric to create unusual textures and color effects, these projects delight with their fanciful bobbles, pleats, ruffles, and embroidery stitches. Designs include a delicate frilled scarf embellished with beads, a pair of Turkish shoes, an embossed throw, a pleated cape, a ...
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Overview


Knitters who already love knitted felt for its softness and durability take their skills to new heights with these wonderful projects for garments, accessories, and home fashions. By incorporating Shibori, the Japanese art of manipulating fabric to create unusual textures and color effects, these projects delight with their fanciful bobbles, pleats, ruffles, and embroidery stitches. Designs include a delicate frilled scarf embellished with beads, a pair of Turkish shoes, an embossed throw, a pleated cape, a water-bottle cover, and a striped "bump" bag made by tying marbles into the fabric before washing to create a bubbled texture. A guide to felting basics, lists of yarn types and equipment, and washing-temperature charts to ensure exact shrinkage are included, and beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, full-color illustrations, and sidebars filled with tips and techniques make the projects easy to envision and complete.
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Editorial Reviews

Monsters and Critics.com
Charming. . . . Small, useful projects like handbags, flowers, and cushions enable readers get to the 'fun' part of transforming their knitting into textured felt with minimal effort.
About.com Guide to Knitting
What's great about this book is how encouraging it is about readers trying their own thing . . . a must for anyone who likes felting.
CraftGossip.com
A whole new world of Shibori.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596680852
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,239,937
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Crowther-Smith teaches popular workshops in knitting and felting and has worked as a design consultant for the Rowan company.

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