Synopses & Reviews
Imaginative, inventive, and filled with beautiful things to make, Never Been Stitched is the ultimate collection of no- and low-sew projects. Thanks to fusible webbing, fabric glue, grommets, and other fun materials and techniques, crafters barely need a needle. Forty-five fast and simple items range from a folded market bag to a cute kid's apron to a plush pillow. A short basics section plus templates help even beginners create quick and stylish garments, home dand#233;cor, and other accessories.
and#8220;Celebrate throughout the year with Heart-Felt Holidays: 40 Festive Felt Projects to Celebrate the Seasons
. The book includes step-by-step instructions, templates, and several no-sew projects easy enough for kids to make.and#8221; --Sew News Magazine
and#160;and#8220;Sheldon and Carestio (Fa La La La Felt
) branch out beyond Christmas in their second collection of seasonal and holiday-themed decorations made out of felt. Their definition of 'holiday' is fairly loose--projects range from a child's bat costume for Halloween to felt fireworks for the Fourth of July, as well as a number of patterns for festive seasonal garlands and ornaments. Cutting templates are provided, though some need to be photocopied and blown up before use. VERDICT These whimsical, easy-to-sew items make fun gifts for children who enjoy imaginative play--or adults who like a bit of cuteness with their crafts.and#8221; --Library Journal
"Carestio (Fa La LaLa Felt) believes that fabric obsession isn't only for expert sewists. This collection of no-sew and low-sew projects takes a variety of materials, from quilting cottons to recycled clothing to paper maps, and transforms them into garments and accessories appropriate for everyday use. Upcycling is a recurring theme in the projects, and Carestio makes clever use of repurposed fabrics and garments. The projects that work best are the designs for children, such as the colorful sock monsters, the pencil roll made out of wool felt, and the teddy bear backpack . . .and#160;this is a fun set of projects that fills a gap in crafting collections." and#8212;Library Journal
Celebrate--and craft--from the heart! The same team that brought you the top-selling Fa la la la Felt now offers another adorable book of fresh, easy-to-make felt decorations--this time with festive and fun holiday themes for the rest of the year. Using readily available store-bought felt sheets, crafters can have year-round enjoyment creating 40 charming projects for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.
Celebrate the spookiest day of the year by having some crafty fun! The team behind the popular Fa La La La Felt and Heart-Felt Holidays brings you 40 BOO-tiful decorations and costumes for a festive Halloween. Requiring little or no stitching, these felted projects are 100% beginner-friendly, including pumpkin candy bags, a huggable vampire stuffy, a creepy crawly wreath, and plenty of ears, headbands, and other wearables for revelers young and old.
About the Author
Kathy Sheldon is the author of many books, including Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! and Making Shrink Plastic Jewelry (both Lark), and the coauthor of Fa La La La Felt, Heart-Felt Holidays, and Aimee Ray's Sweet and Simple Jewelry (all Lark). When Kathy is not writing or creating in the mountains of Asheville, NC, you can usually find her at her cottage in Maine.and#160;Amanda Carestio is the author of Wee Felt Worlds, Never Been Stitched, and other titles from Lark Crafts. She blogs online at digsandbean.blogspot.com. When she's not bent over her sewing machine (usually making something for her daughter), editing a craft book, or exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, Amanda enjoys spending quality time with her hubby, her sweet, sweet little girl, Miss Ruby, and her little brindle shadow, Violet.