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Picture Yourself Felting Your Knittingby Sarah E White
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Get ready to bring a whole new dimension to your knitting with felting. "Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting: Step-by-Step Instruction for Perfectly Felted Crafts" shows you how to conquer the basics of felting, a technique that involves purposely shrinking your knitting to create a firm fabric that can be turned into bags, hats, and other finished crafts. Following simple, step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color images, you'll learn how to felt both by hand and by machine as you work through more than a dozen felting projects including blankets, bowls, pillows, and scarves. Once you have these easy felting techniques under your belt, you'll even learn how to create patterns for your own original felting projects. Helpful before-and-after pictures of knit and felted swatches help you see what a particular yarn will look like felted and a list of suppliers will help you find a variety of wonderful yarns to work with. Even if you're new to knitting, this book will show you how to knit and felt unique projects with ease. Prepare to get hooked on felting with "Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting!"
Conquer the basics of felting, a technique that involves purposely shrinking knitting to create a firm fabric that can be turned into bags, hats, and other finished crafts. Simple, step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color images demonstrate how to felt both by hand and by machine for more than a dozen felting projects including blankets, bowls, pillows, and scarves.
Are you an experienced felter looking to expand your craft with new patterns and techniques? Or are you just getting started and want to build up your basic knitting skills? "Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting: Step-by-Step Instruction for Perfectly Felted Crafts" covers all of the steps of how to turn knitted objects into felted objects, including choosing materials, how to felt by both hand and machine, and how to choose or create felting patterns. Written in an easy-to-follow and highly visual format, the book teaches readers step-by-step how to create beautifully felted crafts with more than a dozen hands-on projects. Readers will discover how to add embellishment to their felting, how to wet felt, how to choose the best yarn for their project, and more, along with helpful tips hints, tips, and troubleshooting techniques.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: What is Felting? Chapter Two: How Does Felting Work? Chapter Three: Felting by Hand Chapter Four: Felting by Machine Chapter Five: Tips for Success Chapter Six: Felting Projects Chapter Seven: Needle Felting Chapter Eight: Other Ways to Felt Chapter Nine: Your Own Felting Patterns
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