This book provides an introduction to this simple but effective technique. It includes information about materials, tools and techniques, suppliers, and of course a number of easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated step-by-step making sequences for items such as hats, bags, cushions, scarves, decorations and gifts etc. It also includes a chapter on making felt with children. Easy, cheap and fun, feltmaking doesn't require special tools or equipment; you can easily make felt in your own home with a minimum of fuss and equipment.
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