The Gnome Project: One Woman's Wild and Woolly Adventure


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$17.95  $16.69
Countryman Press
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5.3 X 7.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Peill-Meininghaus wet-felted her first piece--a ball--at the age of sixteen. After creating wet-felted gnomes and tapestries, she came across needle felting and was suddenly able to lend more detail to her work than ever before. Jessica has been selling her artwork for more than a decade. In addition to gnomes, she makes felted tapestries, felted books, felted coasters, and felted custom banners. Jessica and her husband live with their four children in Maine, having recently moved from Portland, Oregon. When she isn't felting, Jessica works with children with disabilities, homeschools her own children, and tends to the family's many animals. The Gnome Project is her first book.


If you like shaping wool into charming, crafted objects through the process of needle felting, or if you like gnomes, then Jessica Peill-Meininghaus's book is for you. But it would be a mistake to think that it is only about needle felting, or even about gnomes. Because it is also, and even essentially, about getting unstuck from that stuck place in your life by finding one simple thing to do consistently and well. Because doing one such thing will almost always lead to a second thing, and a third. And then you turn around and find miles between you and the place in the road where you thought you were pinned down forever.--John Kralik, New York Times bestselling author of A Simple Act of Gratitude
In one of the most unique approaches I have ever encountered, Jessica Peill-Meininghaus illustrates the powerful impact of adopting a daily practice. With every turn of the page, there was humor, meaningful insight, and inspiration to be found. Who knew tiny, adorable objects could teach us so much about finding our life's purpose and carrying it out?--Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama