Felt Wonderland: Feltmaking techniques and 12 fantasy-inspired projects (Paperback)
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Aimed at crafters of all abilities, this beautiful book shows you how to make 12 beautiful, decorative and practical items using the wet felting technique. Author Lisa Marie Olsen's work is strongly influenced by her love of vintage style and classic fairy tales. She also includes other techniques such as needle felting, hand stitching, embroidery and applique to further embellish the projects.
Aimed at crafters of all abilities, this beautiful book shows you how to make a variety of decorative and practical items using the wet felting technique.
Starting with a thorough techniques section including clear step-by-step photographs and instructions, author Lisa Marie Olsen takes you through techniques such as flat felting, using a 'resist', creating patterns on flat felted pieces and working round a 3D mold.
She then shows you how to make 12 lovely projects including matching mother and baby slippers, a handbag, a tea cosy, a shadow frame and a teapot. Lisa's work is strongly influenced by her love of vintage style and classic fairy tales, hence the title of the book Felt Wonderland perfectly sums up the style of this book. She also includes other techniques such as needle felting, hand stitching, embroidery and applique to further embellish the projects. The projects can be followed exactly but also provide you with the inspiration to let your creativity loose and customize them to your own style.
About the Author
Lisa Olson is a felt-maker and designer. She runs workshops and courses all over the UK, and sells felted gifts and kits via her website Tigerlily Makes. Her fresh, contemporary style is extremely appealing and her products have been featured in various magazines, including Simply Home Made, Create & Craft Club magazine, Insight magazine, Guardian Weekend, Craft Focus and Crafts Beautiful (in which she had a 2-page editorial feature). Lisa is also a guest presenter on Create & Craft.
Booklist May 15, 2018
Wool felt is a textural fiber medium that can be manipulated into flat or three-dimensional shapes. Olsonfocuses here on wet felting, which transforms raw wool fleece into cloth using water, soap, and agitation.As it becomes cloth, it can be handled to form flat pieces that will be recognizable as felt fabric, or intoother shapes that can be used as embellishments. A short section also describes needle (also known as dry)felting, which uses barbed needles to tangle the fibers of several pieces of wool fleece, combining theminto one solid piece of felt. Included are 12 projects inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the feel of thatfantasy world. Some are purely decorative, such as a felted teapot and teacups, while most are alsoutilitarian, including a pincushion, egg cozies, a handbag, slippers, and more. An overview of thetechniques and materials is illustrated with clear photographs, as are the projects, which include step-bystepdirections and materials lists. A large sheet of templates is folded and tucked into a back pocket.— Anne Heidemann