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Get out your collection of quirky treasures and prized vintage finds and give them new life in your own Pretty Little Felts. With helpful techniques and step-by-step instructions from Julie Collings create your own pretty little twist on felt.


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Cover Pretty Little Felts

Pretty Little Felts
Mixed Media Crafts to Tickle your Fancy

Author: Julie Collings
Pages: 128
Page size: 8" x 10"
Publisher: North Light Books
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4G4E0691
Weight: 1.15 lb

MSRP: $22.99
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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 deconstruction vintage wool garments.
  • Numerous variation projects to spark your imagination and inspire you to put your own spin on the author's clever charm bracelets, ornaments, pouches and more.
  • An extensive resources list to help you find all the materials you need to make your felt and mixed-media creations.

About the Author

Julie Collings grew up with four creative sisters and no television, so they filled their days with crafty messes, Julie's Grandma Eloise gave her a craft kit filled to the brim with google eyes and other such treasures and her dad, Vern, gave her the wonderful old Bernina sewing machine that is still her constant companion. Julie teachers school part time, works with her amazing friend Candice Elton planning artist retreats for The Art Nest and writes craft books for Klutz Press and North Light Books.

Julie lives at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband, Matt and their four children. Their house is filled with art projects, bikes, cooking experiments, electric guitars and an art room exploding with ideas and vintage finds. Julie loves growing flowery things, cooking with real butter, listening to loud music, shopping for vintage treasures, curling up with a good book late into the night and making pretty things.

Table of Contents

 
Introduction 6
Materials 8
Tools 10
Techniques 12
Deconstructing 13
Dyeing 14
Wet Felting Beads 16
Stitching 18
Tickle Your Fancy20
Window Ornaments22
Holiday Stockings28
Christmas Trees34
Crochet-Edge Flowers38
Wire-Wrapped Posy42
Nooks & Crannies46
Window Book 48
Needle Book 52
Quiet Book58
iPod Sweater62
Jewelry Envelope66
Zipper Purse70
Beads & Baubles74
Felt Charm Bracelet76
Vintage Glass & Wool Bead Necklace 84
Flower Ball Rings88
Skeleton Bracelet90
Lotus Flower Ring94
Playthings98
Pincushion Pillow100
Stuffed Chicks104
Vintage Wool-Wrapped Fairies108
Glitter Angels112
Mini Art Satchel116
Paintbrush Roll120
Resources124
Templates126
Contributing Artists126
Index127

 

 


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