is felt like you have never seen it before and at its most
luxuriant, incorporated into pieces of art. If you have ever
wanted to have a go at felting then this book looks like a
good reason to do it, with the lush photographs of wearable
art the author has created.
This is a book replete with the sort of images that make me
want to grab the materials and get creating. Balls of soft
wool in glorious shades, shimmering silk fibers, the sort
of one-of-a-kind garments that are a joy to wear and more
tumble out of the book in febrile profusion. I don't do felt
making myself due to allergies so I come to the book not knowing
about the process however I feel that it would be possible
to start from scratch and still make something impressive.
Find out what you need to buy and then what can be done with
it, including wet felting, needle felting, free machine embroidery
and more. You can also discover the inspiration behind the
author's creations and work through five staged projects to
hone your new skills. Everything in this book is accompanied
by a profusion of larger than average photographs so it easy
to see what you have to do. Each project is a panel, inspired
by a garment made by the author and although I would have
rather had instructions for garments after making the panels
you have learned enough to tackle a project of your own choosing.
Subjects include fairies, the sea, Ann Boleyn, Elizabeth Woodville
and Alice in Wonderland complete with shots of the author's
sketchbook and a background to the theme and why it was chosen.
This gives a good insight into how somebody else works which
is always interesting and well done here as it is in connection
with such a user friendly primer. A book for the keeper shelf
If you cannot find a good range of felt making materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
of other titles in the The Textile Artist Series
and Fibre Art
and Stitched Pictures