to the world of felting! Felting is a simple process that results in incredible
looking items that hold their shape and style. We understand that it can be daunting
to toss a lovingly knit item into the washing machine, so that's where we come
in: we've experimented with just about every kind of yarn and knitting technique
so you don't have to! With these projects, you will learn exactly when to pull
an item out of the washer, what to do when something goes wrong, and how to shape
your felted items.
In 2003, Maggie Pace discovered that one life-changing
event can lead to another.
She was five months pregnant with her second
child and working as an editor when she decided she was ready for a new career.
She had just discovered felting.
"What I loved most about the technique
was the transformation of the fibers," Maggie says. "A standard-looking
hand knit wool item would shrink into a new textile that was stiff, yet soft to
the touch. All the colors of a felted project blended together as if they had
always been a single material." This, says Maggie, is when she knew she'd
found her new work.
In the years that followed, Maggie's patterns found
their way into several popular knitting magazines. She developed innovative ways
to market her kits, such as putting them in restaurant take-out boxes or packaging
them like flower bulbs.
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