Felt

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A&C Black, Feb 12, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
6
Acknowledgements
7
1 Wool
8
2 Felt
15
3 Basics
23
4 How to make a cushion
33
5 How to make a bag
40
6 How to make a hat
48
8 Felt with children
60
9 Felt to celebrate
72
10 Artists
82
The Felt Art of the Mongols
89
Glossary
91
Suppliers
93
References
95
Index
96

7 How to make a scarf
54

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About the author (2009)

Sabine Fouchier has been a feltmaker and milliner for the past ten years. She trained as a milliner in Paris, and works primarily in felt. She has also developed original felted collections of hats, bags and shoes, which are sold worldwide. Her work has been featured in Marie Claire and Vogue magazines. She travels regularly to Mongolia, where she is involved with a sustainability project teaching communities to adapt their traditional feltmaking skills to dye wool and create a unique style of felted items for their tourist market. Sabine was an artist in residence at a school in France, where she taught textiles and hat-making. In the UK she has been teaching textiles and feltmaking for the past five years, to a variety of groups ranging from nursery level to adults. She teaches in schools as well as running private lessons.

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