Felted Animal Knits: 20 keep-forever friends to knit, felt and love (Paperback)
Combine knitting and felting to create stunning, realistic animals in this original book by textile designer and Knit2Felt founder, Catherine Arnfield.
Fuse two of your passions - knitting and felting - to create gorgeous, characterful animals.
Did you know you could felt your knitting? In this incredibly inspirational and unique book, Catherine shows how you to knit animals and felt them to make wonderfully textured and cute creatures that you, friends and family will love!
Knit the pieces using 100% wool, following the knitting pattern provided.
Stuff and felt the pieces in hot water and leave to dry.
Assemble and sew your animal.
Add needle-felted detailing for a unique and realistic finish.
Only basic knitting skills are required - cast on, cast/bind off, knit, purl, increase and decrease - and the felting process is simpler than you think! Whatever your skill level, a comprehensive techniques section with photographed step by steps is included for both knitting and felting, so you can dive into your animal designs with confidence and creativity.
The tools and materials needed are basic, easy to source and cost very little, making these cute creatures perfect for beginner crafters or more experienced knitters and felters looking for fresh ideas and new techniques to try.
About the Author
Catherine has been interested in crafts from an early age, and attended Manchester Metropolitan University to study Textile Design (BA Hons) from 1994 to 1997. In 2003 she became a qualified teacher of Art and Design. Teaching gave her the opportunity to learn many new skills, including felting, and it wasn't long before she began experimenting with combining her love of knitting with her new-found passion - felting.
In December 2016, her company Knit2Felt was conceived and by May 2017 she had acquired enough interest in her designs through social media, small workshops and craft fairs to make the massive decision to leave teaching and pursue her dream of a career in crafts.
Since then, Catherine has featured in several magazines, including Knit Now, Lets Knit, The Knitter, Simply Knitting and Mollie Makes. Catherine also runs workshops in the north of England, and has exhibited at numerous shows such as Nottingham Yarn Expo, Etsy Made Local Manchester, Woolfest, British Wool Show and Yarndale, to name a few.