The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

by Ruth Lane

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589236981
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Complete Photo Guide Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 573,092
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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Ruth Lane is a self-taught fiber artist who loves to create one-of-a-kind fiber art pieces and play with a wide variety of materials, including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns, and threads. She is also the author of the book Complete Photo Guide to Felting and has taught and written tutorials about a variety of feltmaking techniques, including basic wet felting, nuno felting, and making 3D felt objects using a resist. A long-time member of the Felting Forum, an online forum of 2,500 feltmakers from around the world, she also blogs about felting and other fiber arts at permutationsinfiber.wordpress.com. Ruth co-owns a fine craft gallery, The Purple Pomegranate, which represents more than 180 American artists whose work includes jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, mixed media, woodworking, glass, fiber, prints, and paintings. She lives in Kalispell, Montana.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Brief History of Felting

All About Wool and Other Fibers

Sheep and Wool Varieties

Other Fibers that Felt

Local Fiber Mills and Fiber Festivals

Embellishment Fibers

Preparing to Felt

Fiber Preparation

Dyeing

Inspiration and Design

Traditional Wet Felting

Equipment and Supplies

Techniques

Nuno or Laminate Felting

Equipment and Supplies

Techniques

Needle Felting

Equipment and Supplies

Techniques

Gallery

Glossary of Terms

Resources

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Index

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