St. Martin's Press
Available: 02/19/13
7.53 x 9.72 · 144 pages
CDN $26.50 · pb


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Carnival of Feltmaking

Easy Techniques and 26 Colorful Projects for You and Your Home

Gillian Harris

Add a splash of color and charm to your wardrobe or home by creating the delightful felt projects in author Gillian Harris's new book Carnival of Feltmaking . In the follow-up to the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on inspiration from the carnival atmosphere, featuring a diverse range of twenty-six brilliant felt accessories and home items, like:
- a plush rose-trimmed evening bag
- a luxurious cowl-like scarf featuring a stunning swirling floral design
- a luminous eight-panel lampshade in a medley of patterns, accented with felted flowers and ribbons
- a heavenly nuno-felted heart-shaped cushion
- a dazzling tropical-inspired knitting needle case
- variegated vintage-style plant baskets decorated with either a floral or oceanic pattern
- a sweet and adorable strawberry deerstalker hat for baby
Additionally, Carnival of Feltmaking contains an overview of equipment and materials, plus step-by-step breakdowns with close-up photographs of all the major techniques used in the book, including wet felting, 3D felting, needle felting, fine cobweb felting, and more.
The exuberant projects in this book showcase Gillian's vibrant style and creativity, making this is an excellent resource for both newcomers and more-experienced fiber crafters looking for exciting inspiration.

Gillian Harris is the owner of The Fluff-a-torium in Surrey, U.K. She used to be a graphic designer who worked in the tv and video industry until 1998, when she gave birth to her second daughter. Not long after that Gillian established online store, Gilliangladrag. With family roots in tailoring and the textile trade, Gillian was pleased to have the opportunity to pursue her love of textiles and teach feltmaking courses through her business. In 2011, she moved her flourishing felting business to its new headquarters in Dorking, Surrey, England, at The Fluff-a-torium, where she teaches and sells her fantastic feltmaking kits and all kinds of wondrous fluffy things, like merino wool tops, knitting yarns, and more. Gillian lives in Surrey with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. Her bestselling Complete Feltmaking was published in 2006 and was translated into German, Spanish, and Finnish.



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