Uniquely Felt: Dozens of Techniques from Fulling and Shaping to Nuno and Cobweb, Includes 46 Creative Projects
DescriptionBright, welcoming, and suitable for all skill levels, this comprehensive guide includes a complete primer on feltmaking techniques, step-by-step instructions for 46 marvelous projects, and inspiring profiles of professional feltmakers. Learn how to transform loose piles of wool fibers into a durable, nonwoven fabric that can be shaped into stylish bags, hats, pillow covers, and more. A little soap and water are all you need to start turning your wool scraps into an imaginative variety of fun and creative projects.
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About the Author
Christine White is head of narrative and interactive arts in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University.
"If any book deserves to be called "The Felt Maker's Bible," this is it. White, founder of Magpie Designs Felting Studio (www.magpiefelt.com), pours a rich draught of felt-making information into this manual, covering basic felt-making techniques as well as needle, nuno, cobweb, 3-D, and carved techniques and featuring 46 projects. But what makes this a title of lasting value for libraries is the depth of solid information it offers on the craft and its history, on various artists, and on related topics like setting up a felt-making studio, teaching felt making, and leading community felt-making projects. Highly recommended for large public and academic libraries". - Library Journal, April 15, 2008 (starred)