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A really comprehensive guide to feltmaking and excellent resource for those first starting out and the more experienced felt maker. Johnson cover the history of the medium, materials, tools and importantly the conditions for felting in this book with clear explanations and illustration throughout. Invaluable chapters demonstrate how to sample sheep breeds to assess their shrinkage, characteristic and qualities for projects, followed by sections on the anatomy of wool fibres, illustrations of 6 breeds and their fibre information. It also explains how to card, wash a fleece, and maintain a healthy posture when felting plus illustrates traditional motifs. This book guides the user through a variety of projects at different levels from balls, booties, bags, garments & carpets teaching and stretch knowledge and skills.

By Jorie Johnson

Published by Quarry Books 2006

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Level of experienceBeginner, Intermediate, Experienced
Print statusOut of print