Felt Wonderland: Feltmaking Techniques and 12 Fantasy-Inspired Projects

Author(s): Lisa Marie Olson

Craft - Fabric

Step into wonderland with Lisa Marie Olson and learn how to transform sumptuous wool fibres into beautiful felt items. Handmade felt is irresistibly soft and lovely to work with, and before you know it you'll be caught up in the magic of this gorgeous material and making beautiful, tactile gifts for you and your loved ones. The clear, step-by-step photographs and instructions will teach you the art of wet felting, from basic flat-felting techniques through to using a resist and working around a 3D mould. There are 12 gorgeous projects, ranging from decorative teacups, a teapot and a tea light holder to more practical pieces such as a pretty handbag, a lampshade and cosy slippers - all inspired by Lisa's love of fairy tales and fantasy stories, including Alice in Wonderland. You can embellish these lovely felted items in many different ways and create your own fabulous works of art. She also includes other techniques such as needle felting, hand stitching, embroidery and applique to further embellish the projects. The projects can be followed exactly, but also provide you with the inspiration to let your creativity loose and customize them to your own style. There are also full-size templates provided on a separate, foldout sheet.


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Lisa Marie Olson is an experienced feltmaker and designer. Her love affair with creative arts started at school with needlework and textile arts, and she quickly realised that she had a natural flair and ability to create wonderful things with textiles. Her interest in creative pastimes continued into adulthood and she now sells felted gifts and kits via her website, Tigerlily Makes. Lisa also runs workshops and courses all over the UK. Many of Lisa's designs are inspired by her love of classic fairy tales and stories. She has a fresh, contemporary style and her products have been featured in various magazines, including Simply Homemade, Create and Craft Club, Guardian Weekend, Craft Focus and Crafts Beautiful. Lisa is also a guest presenter on Create and Craft TV. Lisa's online presence is impressive: Website: www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk Blog: www.handmadebytigerlily.blogspot.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes Likes: 2,456 growing on a weekly basis Twitter: www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes Followers: 1,485 growing on a weekly basis YouTube: www.youtube.com/tigerlilymakes Basic wet felting video has received 213,483 views growing week on week. This is one of the highest viewed felting videos on YouTube. She has 1,797 subscribers to the channel, growing week on week.

Provisional Techniques: Getting Started Flat felting Adding details to flat felt Using a `resist' Option for creating a pattern on the inside of the flat felted piece Working round a 3D (polystyrene) mould Felt Embellishments: Needle Embellishments Embroidered Embellishments Projects: Sewing Case House Pincushion Pillows Mad Hatter Egg Cosy (variation: Queen of Hearts Crown) Tea Cosy Handbag Apron Peg Bag - show the back detail Lampshade (variation: mini bedside patchwork lamp) Tea Light Bowl Mother and Baby Slippers (variation: baby boy boot-style slippers) Princess & the Pea Shadow Frame Teacup Teapot

General Fields

  • : 9781782215110
  • : Search Press, Limited
  • : Search Press, Limited
  • : 0.408233
  • : February 2018
  • : 260mm X 204mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lisa Marie Olson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 746.0463
  • : 96
  • : 300 Illustrations, color