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Felt With Love
Madeleine Millington

Search Press
6 March 2013 (US 1 May 2013) / ISBN-13: 9781844487691
How-To Books/Sewing
Amazon US - UK

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Felt is a rather irresistible material and is a grand way of starting sewing for people of any age. Here is a whole book of simple, attractive projects to make with felt that reminds me of how I learned to sew. I was seven years old and stitched felt pieces together to make a bee, further decorating it with embroidery stitches at school. It was a fun project and demonstrated how easy it is to have fun with such a pleasing fabric that doesn't fray. Make and display hanging hearts and flowers, a bird pincushion, fairy tale hanging, Christmas star tree topper, bird and snowflake decorations and a garland of angels bunting style to adorn a wall. Have a go at dyeing your felt and use up oddments to make brooches or decorate larger projects. There is a section on embroidery stitches and another on embellishments, and at the reverse all the full-sized templates you need to make everything in the book. It is a not a children's book but is suitable for them with its mostly fairly large staged photographs and not too much to read. No project requires lots of expensive equipment and is simple to follow. I would recommend this book particularly to anybody who thinks that sewing and embroidery is not for them but wants to decorate their home for a festival with handmade items. Lots of fun.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2013