Synopses & Reviews
It's not just another felt book. Besides teaching this unique wet felt inlay technique, it includes 20 projects.
Felting has always captivated the yarn and fiber craft audience. Whether you know how to knit/crochet or not, you can do this kind of felting. Wet felting gives the crafter/designer complete freedom and control from the beginning. Hand-painted and solid-color roving-wool that has not been spun into yarn-is arranged on a surface and subjected to hot water and agitation to create felt fabric. With Nancy's freeform methods, wool yarns, novelty yarns, bits of felt (called prefelt), and other fibers are worked into the felt to create highly textured and patterned fabrics-felt inlays. Each felt inlay (individual piece of hand-made fabric) is unique and creative. But what's really great about this book is that Nancy takes it one giant step ahead by including 20 projects to show what you can make with your felt inlays.
Hoerner, Nancy. Felt Inlays: Making Textured and Patterned Felt for 23 Creative Projects. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2008. c.96p. illus. ISBN 978-1-58923-362-1. pap. $19.95. CRAFTS
Handmade felt, with its distinctive fuzzy surface, has become a popular craft medium. The felt in these projects is made from unspun wool rovings. Inlays are yarn or partially finished felt pieces pressed onto the plain felt surface to form designs. Step-by-step instructions are for embellished accessories such as bags, glasses cases, and book covers. Showcasing a fun craft for all ages, this book is for public libraries. -- Library Journal, Oct 15, 2008
About the Author
Nancy Hoerner (St. Paul, MN) is an accomplished artist and designer developing her artwork for the past 30 years. She has published art dolls and bead projects in nationally known magazines and studied doll making and beading with renowned artists. Many of her art dolls and bead work are held in private collections. Nancy also works with manufacturers in the craft industry.