Felt and felted accessories are hot! Teresa Searle shows how knitted and recycled knitted felt can be transformed into a wide range of unique accessories using simple decorative embroidery techniques and appliqué. The book starts with an introduction to the processes involved in the projects:
-How to make felted knitting by hand or with a knitting machine
-How to felt knitting and recycled sweaters in the washing machine
-How to appliqué felt motifs using your sewing machine and other simple machine techniques
-How to hand-appliqué using blanket stitch and other easy decorative stitches
Then goes on to show step-by-step photos and complete directions for over 24 stunning projects including:
Russian Hat & Pull-on Hat
Bunny Slippers & Baby Coat
Scarves & Mittens
3-D Roses used for jewelry and other accessories
With its full color photography and wide range of appealing projects this book will appeal to all the sewers, stitchers, crafters or quilters who want to learn how to make felted accessories and how to embellish. The smaller projects are easy to create- each project has a box indicating the time needed. In addition they present an opportunity to recycle pieces of flat knitting or sweaters by turning them into felted knitting and using the end results to create a wide variety of beautifully embellished projects for both adults and children.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.28(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Teresa Searle is the author of Heartfelt and Fabric Jewelry. Her designs are featured in the top crafting publications. She lives in England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is written on the premise that you have a knitting machine. If I had known that I would not have bought it. I'm not returning it because there may be some things which could be adapted to needle felting or embellisher use. I can't recommend it because I am dissappointed in it.