If you need ideas for things to make with felt, look no further. After taking you through the felting process in step-by-step photos, the 56 projects show you what you can do with your created fabric. Bags, purses and jewellery abound, but the delightful little shoes for girls and the boots for boys really steal the show.
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No. 85, April 08
Felting is everywhere just now and has never been more popular with crafters. If you love the idea of working with felt but are unsure of what to do, then look no further. In this book, there are over fifty designs for all sorts of fun accessories including bags, purses, cases, jewels, hats, boots, shoes and scarves. The felt required for each item is created using the soap technique but embellishments are added using needle felting. Don't worry if your experience is limited, there is step-by-step photography throughout to keep you right. Felting is great fun and with this book you will soon master the techniques, giving you endless scope to make your own designs.
* Classic Stitches *
Dive into the world of felting with the 56 fun projects in this book. From embellishing your jeans to making slippers, you'll learn lots of fab techniques.
With step-by-step instructions on flat felting and felting with templates, as well as information on mixing colours and lining your finished items, this book covers everything you need to get started.
Alongside bags and boots, the 'other things' to make include felted jewellery, pretty purses, key rings and bag charms. Bright colours and intricate patterns make sure that each project is completely different from the next. And when you've run out of things to make for yourself, these felted goodies would make ideal gifts.
* Simply Knitting *
Felting is all the rage at the moment and this book combines a love of bags - what more could we ask for? This colourful and inspiring book includes designs for fifty-six bags, purses, jewellery, hats, boots, shoes and scarves which you can make using your own home-made felt. Each item is created using the soap felting technique which is fully explained with step-by-step instructions and diagrams. Motifs and other decorative elements can be added using the needle felting technique which is also explained and if you have recently purchased one of the fabulous new Clover needle felting tools then I see no reason why you can't use it to make some of these motifs. If you're not already addicted to the felting technique then you most certainly will be once you've opened this book - a treasure-trove of ideas and inspiration - just not so sure about the boots though!
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