The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

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Creative Publishing international, Aug 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 240 pages
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This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference for various felting techniques, including needle felting, wet felting, and nuno felting. With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos, you’ll be able to explore these easy projects that provide fun opportunities for you to try the techniques. Galleries of unique felted designs and creations by renowned fabric artists act as beautiful examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself.

  

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Contents

Introduction
6
A Brief History of Felting
9
ALL ABOUT WOOL AND OTHER FIBERS
10
PREPARING TO FELT
26
TRADITIONAL WET FELTING
52
NUNO OR LAMINATE FELTING
114
NEEDLE FELTING
132
GALLERY
220
Glossary of Terms
232
Resources
234
Acknowledgments
235
Contributors
236
Index
237
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Ruth Lane is a self-taught fiber artist who loves to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns, and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills her creative passion. She has been a member of the Felting Forum—an online forum of 2500 felt makers from around the world—for four and half years and a moderator for three years. A longtime supporter of fine crafts, Ruth co-owns a fine craft gallery, The Purple Pomegranate, which represents more than 180 American artists whose work includes jewelry, ceramics, metal work, mixed media, woodworking, glass art, fiber art, prints and paintings. Ruth has taught felt making, including basic wet felting, nuno felting, making 3D felt objects using a resist, the use of a power sander in felting and dyeing of wool and other fibers for the use in felting. She writes a blog about felting and other fiber arts at http://ruthsfiberphotos.blogspot.com and has written several tutorials on various felting techniques as well as recurring articles about the elements and principles of design. She lives in Kalispell, Montana.

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