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Useful books for felting techniques

by Catherine Dowling

This post will focus on books on felting techniques that our members have found useful.

Amazon is a great source of books on how to felt and develop your techniques.  Also the Knit and Stitch Show in the RDS every Autumn usually has book vendors with sections on felting and all fibre related material.

A good starter book is “Complete Feltmaking: Easy Techniques and 25 Great Projects”, by Gillian Harris.

Another beginners book is “Quick and Clever Felting” by Ellen Kharade.

For those wishing to develop their portfolio of felt creations the following books might be helpful:

  • “Felt Fashion” by Jenne Giles.  This shows how to make and customise garments.
  • “Felting Fashion” by Lizzie Houghton.  This book is about making simple corsages, hats and scarves to jackets and full-length coats.  Not really a book for beginners.
  • “Felt to Stitch” by Sheila Smith.  This book uses felt and stitch techniques to produce finished articles.  It combines beginner and advanced techniques.  It is beautifully illustrated and a good source of ideas.
  • “500 Felt Objects (Felt as Art)” by Lark Crafts.  This is a great book to inspire you to produce some wonderful creative pieces.  It is not, a how to felt book.  The photographs are beautiful and the inspiration endless

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