Felt to Stitch: Creative Felting for Textile Artists

Felt to Stitch: Creative Felting for Textile Artists

by Sheila Smith


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Felt to Stitch: Creative Felting for Textile Artists by Sheila Smith

Versatile and easy to make, felt provides an ideal base for surface embellishment. This inspirational guide explores the possibilities, from creating felt from scratch to selecting unusual dye combinations and producing three-dimensional pieces. Using the sample projects that illustrate the main techniques, both beginning and advanced fiber artists will soon be experimenting with color, line, shape, pattern, and texture. Special sections on Japanese Shibori (knotting and dyeing the surface) and Nuno (combining felt with other materials to create rich and interesting fabric surfaces) make this a must-have for all fiber artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780713490084
Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sheila Smith is a longtime feltmaker who teaches the fabric arts worldwide. She's the former chair of the International Feltmakers' Association, and writes for several textile and embroidery magazines, including World of Embroidery, Beautiful Stitches, Sewing World, and Workbox. Smith is the author of the bestselling Felt to Stitch (Batsford). She lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

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