Whimsical Woollies: 20 Projects to Knit and Felt (Paperback)Marie Mayhew (author)
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Knit, felt, and embellish your own wonderland of woolly creatures, holiday decor, and delightful decorations. Designer Marie Mayhew shares her love of detail, as well as original tips and techniques for creating these utterly beguiling knit-and-felt designs-woodland gnomes, sweet baby chicks, bejeweled eggs, and so much more! Learn to felt and embellish your projects using embroidery, beading, applique, and needle felting, with step-by-step photos and tutorials. Personalize your creations with suggested variations-seasonal and holiday themes are included with many of the projects.
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 10 mm
Whimsical Woolies is a collection of Marie Mayhew's favourite patterns from her 15-year career to date. Each is what she calls a 'felt and knit' pattern, which means knitting your project loosely before shrinking it into feltly loveliness in your washing machine. It's a seasonal book -and we're not just talking about the festive season. The whole year is covered. There's a leprechaun toy for St Patricks Day, a witch for Halloween, and a baby chick for easter. And there's plenty for Christmas, too. Marie has designed baubles for the tree, stockings crying out to be filled with satsumas, place-card holders for the table and Santa and snowmen toys that could be gifts or used to bring even more cheer to your home. We're very excited to see what the next 15 years of Marie's career brings.* Knitting & Crochet *
The front of this book makes you want to smile. Once you open the book you will see
that everything is provided so you can make the projects yourself. You will learn all the techniques to knit-felt or needle-felt. There are clear pictures with detailed and clear instructions. Not only will you learn how to felt the designs you will also learn how to use techniques such as embroidery to
add that extra something to the design. As well as all the information, techniques and instruction provided you also get twenty different projects to complete. I love the fact that everything you learn can then be utilised to create your own projects. Not only do you learn the felting & embroidery techniques you will also learn the different crafting techniques to finish creating your project. This even includes how to make legs for the chicks from wire. I just love the amazing looks of each of the designs. The sheep has to be my favorite. Not only does it look like a sheep it's also got amazing and classic look that gives it that extra something speical. The projects are also themed for different special occasions throughout the year. You've got everything from Halloween designs to baubles for Christmas. Or how about some amazingly and beautiful eggs for Easter.You'll even find a cute little Santa & a lucky Leprechaun.
I love this book! I have learnt so much from it already and I haven't finished it yet.
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