Carnival of Feltmaking: Easy Techniques and 26 Colorful Projects for You and Your Home

Carnival of Feltmaking: Easy Techniques and 26 Colorful Projects for You and Your Home

by Gillian Harris


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Add a splash of color and charm to your wardrobe or home by creating the delightful felt projects in author Gillian Harris's new book Carnival of Feltmaking. In the follow-up to the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on inspiration from the carnival atmosphere, featuring a diverse range of twenty-six brilliant felt accessories and home items, like:

- a plush rose-trimmed evening bag

- a luxurious cowl-like scarf featuring a stunning swirling floral design

- a luminous eight-panel lampshade in a medley of patterns, accented with felted flowers and ribbons

- a heavenly nuno-felted heart-shaped cushion

- a dazzling tropical-inspired knitting needle case

- variegated vintage-style plant baskets decorated with either a floral or oceanic pattern

- a sweet and adorable strawberry deerstalker hat for baby

Additionally, Carnival of Feltmaking contains an overview of equipment and materials, plus step-by-step breakdowns with close-up photographs of all the major techniques used in the book, including wet felting, 3D felting, needle felting, fine cobweb felting, and more.

The exuberant projects in this book showcase Gillian's vibrant style and creativity, making this is an excellent resource for both newcomers and more-experienced fiber crafters looking for exciting inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250024930
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

GILLIAN HARRIS is the author of the bestselling Complete Feltmaking. Her new range of feltmaking kits are sold at Liberty, Hobbycraft, and other independent retailers in the UK and soon will be available in the U.S. Gillian teaches feltmaking, knitting, and crochet courses at her shop in Dorking in the U.K. She lives in England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Accessories for You…You…You 8

Floribunda folly evening bag 10

A woolly embrace cobwebby scarf 12

A felted spectacle glasses case 18

Rose and daisy corsages 22

Contrary Mary's garden slippers 26

Carnival carry all bag 30

Pretty Things for Your Home 34

Banqueting bunting 36

Lighthearted lampshade 40

Queen of hearts cushion 46

Bewitching butterfly curtain 50

Lesser spotted felty warbler 54

Crowning glory chandelier 58

Useful Things for Your Home 64

Homely harmony pinboard 66

Totally tropical knitting needle roll 72

Candy-coaled cupcake tea cozy 76

Variegated vintage plant baskets 80

Eggy peggy clothespin bag 84

Always Work With Children and Animals 88

Cozy-go-lightly toddler slippers 90

Pet petals pet bed 94

Jolly jester Christmas stocking 98

Rockingly retro pet collar 102

Betty Confetti flower fairy 106

Strawberry deerstalker baby hat 110

Techniques 114

Equipment and materials 116

Simple flat felt 120

3-d seamless objects 124

Handles and strands, beads and balls 130

Needle felting 134

Templates 136

Glossary 140

Resources 142

Acknowledgments 144

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