Decorative Needle Felting Projects: Discover the Relaxing Art of Needle Felting and Create 20 Seasonal Projects for the Home
Author: Gretel Parker
Needle felting is the simple process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle. It’s a fun craft that is easy to learn and gets amazing results. With just a few basic tools and simple step by steps, you'll be on your way to making your own adorable felted creations.
In this beautifully designed book, discover the relaxing craft of needle felting and learn how to make delightful creations to use and wear. Following the basic method, many of the patterns can be resized and with the addition of techniques such as darning, patching and stitching, the home crafter can adapt each design to make their very own creations.
Including clear step-by-step photos and concise instructions, the patterns are easy to follow, even for complete beginners. No previous needle felting experience is needed. All projects are designed to appeal to a broad base of crafters who will enjoy the added mixed media interest and the opportunity to take a basic pattern and develop it to suit their own needs.
The projects range from the quick and easy, such as small Easter Egg Dangles, to the more complex, such as a Winter Gingerbread Village. Wearable designs include an Autumn Fox Bangle and a Midsummer Rose Corsage. This new and innovative approach to needle felting widens the creative possibilities beyond the core twenty patterns so the maker can choose to flex their creative wings and discover new approaches to the craft.
- Learn the slow, calming art of needle felting with a few simple tools
- Easy to follow step-by-steps, simple instructions and gorgeous photos with a rustic, vintage feel
- Twenty seasonal projects to inspire your creativity throughout the year
- Easy to understand patterns, suitable for all levels of experience
- Beautiful home décor designs with added needlecraft twists
- Flexible patterns designed to inspire on-going creativity
Originally a children's book illustrator, Gretel Parker was an early adopter of needle felting in 2008, when it was still a little known craft in the U.K. Demonstrating her art through her popular blog, 'Middle of Nowhere', she began selling her creations worldwide, which she continues to do today. In 2012, she was approached by the market-leading craft magazine 'Mollie Makes' to create her first pattern, which was featured on the front cover. Gretel went on to create many more designs for 'Mollie Makes', including a further three front cover features. Her patterns have also been featured in 'Crafty', 'Craftseller' and other publications. After the success of her first book, 'Little Needle felt Animals', Gretel is now turning her skills to projects designed for crafters who want a contemporary approach to an exciting and fun craft.
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: White Owl (July 20, 2022)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1399000306
- ISBN-13: 9781399000307
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 11.0 inches