It doesn't matter if you've never made felt before. Anyone can make felt, from the smallest child to an adult. All you need is a desire to play with colour, lots of imagination and a love of hand-crafted things. The book begins with the basic process of wet felt-making, in which raw wool is layered and then fulled to connect the fibres to form a closed fabric. Once you have mastered wet felting, the aim of the book is then to bring out your creative side to enable you to design patterns on felt, create texture, produce lattice effects, design various structures and felt three-dimensional objects. You will also learn how to blend different colours of fibres using carders and you can find step-by-step instructions of how to model felt into simple items. And hopefully, after reading Feeling Felty you will go on to create lots of beautiful things in felt, have fun and inject more creativity into your life.
Anne is a freelance artist, author and teacher based in Cheshire, United Kingdom. She works in textiles and mixed media. Felt-making, dyeing and stitching are the big cornerstones in her work. Anne is also a member of the International Feltmakers' Association and has written for publications worldwide including 'Flair', a magazine for machine embroidery enthusiasts and 'Craft It Now!', a multi-craft book by F & W Media Inc.