Knit something big, wash it in hot water, let it dry, and voila! It's so simple, yet the versatility and variety it offers is vast, from shaped felt hats and bags to placemats and napkin rings. Felt It! offers a range of projects, including flower brooches, belts, chokers, and even a Calla Lily Clutch, that are paired with expert advice to help pick the right yarn for the desired effect, prevent overshrinking, find objects around the house to use as molds, and use the right increase stitch to help with shaping.
Knitted felting, a hot trend in today's knitting circles, is a technique that both beginning and experienced knitters are eager to master. The method is simple and magical — knit the project large and loose, wash it in hot water, and see it transformed into a soft, thick, cozy garment or accessory. 25 spectacular projects include mittens, socks, bags, toys, and home accessories.
Create a felted menagerie of fleecy, fuzzy animals with simple felting techniques that are fun, tactile, and easy for all ages and levels of crafters. Twenty-five irresistible projects introduce readers to wet and needle-felting techniques and feature many shaped and colorful embellishments. The comical critters in this original felted menagerie are sure to become friends for life.
Suitable for all skill levels, Uniquely Felt is the essential resource on feltmaking — a complete primer on techniques with step-by-step instructions for 46 projects and profiles of professional feltmakers. Feltmaking — the transformation of a loose pile of wool fibers into a durable, nonwoven fabric — produces a flannel-like fabric with a tactile appeal like nothing else. By adding a little soap and water to the wool, the feltmaker can press and shape the fibers together into wonderfully soft fiber arts.