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AlterKnits Felt: Imaginative Projects for Knitting and Felting

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Theres something magical about felting knits: You start with a piece of fabric that looks and feels a certain way and, by exposing it to water and agitation, finish with one that looks and feels completely different. This fascinating transformation is what led author Leigh Radford to begin felting years ago, and has kept her intrigued by the process ever since.

 

Now, in AlterKnits Felt, Radford pushes the boundaries of traditional felting, as she did with traditional knitting in her earlier book, AlterKnits. Through 30 colorful, vibrant projects, she shows readers how to knit and then felt their own handiwork, as well as how to create gorgeous felted objects from recycled knits and unspun fiber. An introductory chapter on felting basics explains everything you need to know to make the fabulous clothes, accessories, and home decor that follow.

 

The projects range from a quick and easy circle coin purse, to a shibori bag, to a reverse-appliqué rug, each unusual in its own way, distinguished by a special surface texture, an innovative mix of techniques, or a quirky combination of yarns. AlterKnits Felt provides every crafter with the tools to explore—and expand—the art of felting.

Synopsis:

Radford pushes the boundaries of traditional felting, as she did with traditional knitting in her earlier book, "AlterKnits." Through 30 colorful, vibrant projects, she shows readers how to knit and then felt their own handiwork.

About the Author

Leigh Radford is the author of AlterKnits (STC) and One Skein (Interweave), a highly sought-after teacher, and the former art director of Interweave Knits magazine. She has designed knitwear for Interweave Knits as well as for Lantern Moon, for which she also created her own yarn. Her work has appeared in numerous books, including Weekend Knitting and Handknit Holidays (both STC). Radford lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

John Mulligan is a Portland, Oregon–based photographer. He also photographed One Skein by Leigh Radford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584797074
Subtitle:
Imaginative Projects for Knitting and Felting
Author:
Radford, Leigh
Photographer:
Mulligan, John
Author:
Mulligan, John
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Felting.
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 color photos
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.75 in 2 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Radford pushes the boundaries of traditional felting, as she did with traditional knitting in her earlier book, "AlterKnits." Through 30 colorful, vibrant projects, she shows readers how to knit and then felt their own handiwork.
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