Handmade Style: Felt

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Allen & Unwin, Feb 1, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
An ancient, versatile textile with a contemporary edge, felt can be made in gossamer-fine, cobweb-like forms, or thick, sturdy fabrics suited to heavy-duty uses. Even if you've never worked with felt before, Handmade Style: Felt will provide all you need to get started and to make beautiful felted items. All 23 projects are clearly explained and accompanied by step-by-step photographs and comprehensive diagrams. From scarves, shawls, hats and slippers to bags, rugs, and even a Champagne cooler and a pet bed, Handmade Style: Felt offers inspirational ideas for clothes, accessories and home decoration. Previous Titles in the Handmade Style Series:
Handmade Style: Bead
Handmade Style: Paper
Handmade Style: Quilt
Handmade Style: Knit
 

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techniques
Colour and decoration
Bowls on a ball
Honeycomb shawl
Shaggy rug with fleece curls
Soft cloche
Patchwork blanket
Donut pet bed and toy accessories
Baby blanket
Wallet
Beaded scarf
Cobweb scarf
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About the author (2007)

Costumier, artist and writer India Flint's feltworks are represented in collections and museums in Germany, Latvia and Australia. She now lives on a farm in rural South Australia, breeding sheep and producing a range of salvage clothing under the label 'benedictus'. Toyoko Sugiwaka studied graphic design in Japan, and now works as a designer, writer and craft maker in Sydney. Her particular interests are felt and other textiles.

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