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Pretty Little Felts: Mixed-Media Crafts to Tickle Your Fancyby Julie Collings
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A pretty little twist on felt
Wool felt offers endless crafting possibilities - it feels soft to the touch, dyes easily, cuts without fraying and sews like a dream. When you combine felt with mixed-media elements such as paper, beads, buttons, lace, glitter and even bits of metal screen, you can make all kinds of magical creations, from zippered pouches and scented pincushions to unexpected jewelry and sweet fairy dolls. Pretty Little Felts includes instructions and inspiration for more than 20 whimsical projects, as well as: A helpful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for embroidery stitches, dyeing felt, wet felting beads and deconstructing vintage wool garmentsNumerous variation projects to spark your imagination and inspire you to put your own spin on the author's clever charm bracelets, ornaments, pouches and moreAn extensive resources list to help you find all the materials you need to make your felt and mixed-media creationsGet out your collection of quirky treasures and prized vintage finds and give them new life in your own Pretty Little Felts.
Pretty Little Felts features a wide range of pretty and functional projects from useful items, like a colorfully embellished needle book and zippered pouch, to a number of whimsical and playful offerings, like tiny flowers with crochet-edged petals and paper dolls. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions accompany the 24 projects, and crafters of all skill levels will appreciate the comprehensive getting started guide and bonus gallery of 25 project variations. Crafters who enjoy simple sewing and mixed-media art will appreciate the combination of both aspects in these fancy little felt projects.
Featuring a wide range of pretty and functional crafts, from useful items, like a colorfully embellished needle book and zippered pouch, to a number of whimsical and playful offerings, this work includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for the 24 projects.
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