5/3/14

Its a Non-fiction Saturday!

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Basic felt techniques are thoroughly explained and illustrated with over 550 step-by-step photographs. Twenty-eight original projects presented use both industrial felt and felted wool. As a fabric, felt comes from wool and is set apart from other woolen fabrics in that it is not woven. This book explains in simple, easily followed, illustrated instructions the techniques for making felt from wool and working with it, both wet and dry, to create felt flowers, balls, and cords,how to use felting with molds, and more. Projects for children, home decoration, and clothing accessories are all provided, including finger puppets, table runners, sunflower bowls, rings, and purses. Enjoy these techniques, originally discovered thousands of years ago by Asian nomadic tribes and passed down from generation to generation. In the modern day, there are artisans in every corner of the world who work with felt in art. This extensive book is complemented by a gallery of work by international felt artists, showing variations that will inspire the imagination.

MY REVIEW -
Although this was not the kind of "felting" book I was looking for, it was still a good book.
The kind of felting I do is from knitting out of wool yarn and shrinking it.
This kind was using actual wool (not yarn) and pieces of felt, and putting them together to make projects.
I had never done this kind of "Felting" before but it looks like fun and there are a lot of real nice projects in here! The directions look very clear to follow. This is a very thorough and detailed book.  There are a ton of nice colored photos! So two thumbs up for that!

If this is something you have been wanting to try I do think this would be an excellent book to get!

Thank you Netgalley and Schiffer Publishing for sending me this e-book to read and review.
 

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