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Feltmaking and Wool Magic

Feltmaking and Wool Magic is the best “how to” available. With this book you can create fun items for yourself or gifts for your friends, children, and grandchildren. Once you pick it up you will be fascinated with the simple process and learn to create a little magic of your own from wonderful sheep’s wool.

Feltmaking and Wool Magic is the best “how to” available. With this book you can create fun items for yourself or gifts for your friends, children, and grandchildren. Once you pick it up you will be fascinated with the simple process and learn to create a little magic of your own from wonderful sheep’s wool. 96 pages with more than 500 color and black-and-white photos, including rare historical illustrations. Now, only available in the Amazon Kindle edition. Click here to order. Please request an additional printing by emailing the publisher.

Feltmaking and Wool Magic by Jorie Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

Life with Felt
Materials and Equipment
Nine Elements of Feltmaking
Carding & Blending Wool
Washing Fleece
Common Wool in Japan
The Wool Story
Notebook of Breed Samples
Traditional & Contemporary Motifs
Felt History
Healthy Feltmaking
Glossary
Supplier’s List
Bibliography

 

 

 

 

 

Projects

Simple Balls and Things
Pet Portraits
Color Sample
Breed Sample
Crescent Pendants
Flower Bouquet
Doggie Toys
Mouse
Baby Bee Boots
Fun Shoulder Bag
Jack & Jill Dolls
A Lady’s Hat
Little Lady’s Flower Beret
Rainbow Jumper
Fabric for Short Vests
Washing Machine Sample
Elegant Long Vest
Woven Muffler
Mohair Fabric Scarf
Warm Winter Slippers
Colorful Carpets

A Lady’s Hat

Elegant Long Vest

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Learn how to create a sweet and simple Lady’s Hat. Five pages are dedicated to the basic art of hat-making, including 31 photographs. 13 other hats are presented to introduce variations in design and style.One of the most practical and fascinating characteristics of feltmaking is the possibility to create three-dimensional works without sewing. Learn how to layout your design motif, prepare a 2-tone wool base, control the shrinking process to form a specific shape, and study how to block a hat with a perfect brim.Other 3-D projects illustrated in this book are toys and dolls, baby boots and adult slippers, shoulder bags, berets and art objects. Welcome winter in by making a warm woolen felt garment. To help you in creating wider felt fabrics this book introduces the use of a few basic tools including the bamboo mat, the washing machine, and the sanding machine.Feltmaking techniques have developed more in the last 30 years than in all of its 8,000 year history. Learn more about the history while experiencing for yourself the exciting design possibilities of contemporary feltmaking techniques.Instructions for other large works which appear in this book are entitled Fabric for Short Vests, Woven Muffler, Mohair Fabric Scarf, and Colorful Carpets.