I (Heart) Felt, pre-release (Book Review) The Winner is!

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Barb Keith with her amusing entry!
LuLu!!!!!
I’m a freakishly, fervent, female, felting fanatic and will forever felt fibers. My fondness for felting formed from feeling felted footwear one fine Friday in my favorite, fancy fiber shop. My fascination for fleecy fabrications will forever fill my fingers and fulfill my fantasies.
It would be phenomenal if you felt I was your favorite fan!!!!
(I frequent my Felt One, Knit Too book often.)

Tell us why you would like to win this book and I will have Shellie (our fearless leader) select the person with the most amusing request :)
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I have read some preludes for this book and have to use one.

33 Eye-Popping Projects for the Inspired Knitter is a follow-up to the author’s very successful first book on felting (Knit One, Felt Too), which was really meant as a beginner’s guide. I Heart Felt will also be appropriate to newcomers in felting but it pushes the creative edges on just what you can do with felting, making for a hugely imaginative and engaging collection of 33 original designs–she experiments with felting textured knitting (cabled knits, for example), felting colored knitting (either combining yarns, including novelty yarns, for subtle or outrageously eye-catching results or felting Fair Isle and other multicolored knitting), and embellishments, either worked directly into the knitting or added to the project post felting.

About the Author

With bestseller Knit One, Felt Too, and over 500 craft and needlework magazine articles, and 6 knitwear projects designed exclusively for Knit Picks yarn company under her belt, Kathleen Taylor’s no stranger to the crafting and publishing industry. Her 27 years of experience includes how-to, needlework, and craft articles published in, among others, Women’s Circle, Crafts ‘N Things, and Knitting World. She has taught various knitting workshops and proved herself a television natural when she appeared on HGTV’s Smart Solutions.

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never felted, so this book is completely intriguing! I’d love to see more photos of the project included (does the publisher have some available?) – your teaser has me itchy to see more!

  2. Jamie says

    I would love to get this book. I am a beginner knitter and have been wanting to do more and learn more on the felting process!
    I love the site! you guys are great!

  3. susan says

    I will admit it…I am a “felt” aholic. I can’t keep my hands off of the books and out of the washing machine. I will never look at yarn the same way again…once knit, I have wet dreams about throwing my project into the washing machine…my husband says that hot flashes due to menopause are the cause of my drenched sheets…but I know better!!!!!!
    Please…I am already getting loopy at the thought of reading this new book…and yes…I do own Knit One, Felt too!!! Just thinking about it…the double cuff mittens, secret treasure….OH NO…Gotta gooooo….my needles are calling me………………susan….

  4. says

    I’d like to add this book to my collection because there’s nothing better than stacking so many craft and creativity books on and around the nightstand that your husband crashes into them on a routine basis, causing avalanches and muttering curses. I’d like to keep on that roll!

  5. Bonnie says

    I would HEART this book. I have many unintentional felted projects(DH throwing my nice wool works in the wash :) It would be fun to try to intentionally knit a felted project!! It would also be fun to hear his expletives at yet another knitting book!!

  6. says

    Thanks for all the interest and Shellie said she would honored to pick a winner :) I will set an end date here. I will check with Shellie.

    Thank You,
    Linda

  7. Lisa Rose/ficklephonebug says

    This is soooo my thing, I can’t get enough! I try as hard as I can to get new converts to felt, I have about a zillion idea’s, but LOVE to see what the other great minds that think a like have thunk! It’s ever a learning process…and Linda, I’m here to learn!! Pick me, Pick me, Pick me!!!!!

  8. says

    I’ve never won anything ever in my life including an argument with my husband. He said I would never be able to win this and I need to put him in his place.
    I tried my first felting project and I nearly got first degree burns on my hands. When the laughter dies down from my husband, I think I need to find something that will make me want to try this again. I love the look of felt but don’t have the creative mind. This book is what I NEED!

  9. says

    WOW! You ladies have some of the most amusing reasons for winning this book, I love all of them! Shellie said to give the give-away 3 weeks, so it should be around the 22nd of February that it ends. Good luck to all of you! It is interesting to me that some of you have the word “husband” because mine is similar to the ones spoken of here. :)

    Linda

  10. says

    I absolutely adore using felt in my craft projects but have yet to felt anything of my own.
    I just started knitting about a month ago and have gone hog wild with it and am really wanting to explore all that this hobby and craft has to offer.
    And trust me, THIS GIRL NEEDS ALL THE HELP SHE CAN GET!
    Would love to win this book ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Lois says

    Because I would just be broken Hearted if I did not win, no really, I have never felt, I mean done felting before and this surely would be a great way to learn. My heart yarns , oh sorry, yearns for this book :)

  12. says

    I heard a little rumor that I could and probably should do more things with my washing machine besides felting projects….but I think they are WRONG!!

  13. says

    I have done plenty of felting (fulling), but little of it was intentional. Basically, I suck at laundry. While I have tried intentionally felting a few knitted objects, I have had little success. I need some instruction to try some well thought out, cute, intentionally felted designs. Help!

  14. Brenda says

    I have not tried felting yet. I have seen alot of cool projects. I am a novice knitter and would like to try it. I have a little girl who would love the heart hat and muff.

  15. melissa says

    Christmas was the first time I used felt. I made bulletin boards out of them. I have been itching to experiment more with felt but I haven’t had any ideas. This book would be an amazing opportunity for someone like me. Thanks :)
    P.S. I love the blog.

  16. samantha macgregor says

    Knitting is a family tradition passed down from one mother to another.The women in my family love to knit,crochet,or anything crafty.I have never tried felting but would love to start a new tradition with my daughter and maybe I could teach the other women a skill they have not yet come across

  17. Hannah says

    I am a knitter but haven’t tried felting yet. I have turned some big sweaters into doll-size sweaters by mistake, but I would love to try making some objects (bags, hats) out of felt. Thank you for the chance to win!

  18. TaMi says

    Oh you had to do it! Go and spark that fire under my adventurous side ;0) It’s just what I needed after a few years having fallen off the wagon of creative adventures. I’m game! Let’s felt!!

  19. Rebecca says

    hi i am a stay at home mum now and have jsut caught the craft bug and would love to have this book to help me try new things

  20. TAMMY GOLA says

    My friend just turned me on the DIYnetwork’s Knitty Gritty and my DVR is filled with episodes. Another friend of mine has an alpaca farm and just gave me a dozen skeins of alpaca yarn and i am dying to do a felting project with it. Since i have never felted before but am dying to do so I would love the book.

    Tammy

  21. says

    i love felt so very very much,
    it gives my heart a great big rush.
    I’ve already made a stylist belt,
    now i’d like to try something else.
    you don’t know what this book would mean to me,
    how i would enjoy it with a nice cup of tea.
    felting is the way to go,
    and i think everybody should know.
    how all these crafts have changed my life,
    now i’m not just a boring lazy house wife!

  22. Barb Keith says

    LuLu!!!!!

    I’m a freakishly, fervent, female, felting fanatic and will forever felt fibers. My fondness for felting formed from feeling felted footwear one fine Friday in my favorite, fancy fiber shop. My fascination for fleecy fabrications will forever fill my fingers and fulfill my fantasies.

    It would be phenomenal if you felt I was your favorite fan!!!!

    (I frequent my Felt One, Knit Too book often.)

    barbk from DIY’s Knitting Board :D

  23. Lore says

    I love to felt. It is highly addictive. I gave felted bags to my friends at work and now I’m giving knitting lessons to a group of people who want to make the bags. My granddaughter loved the felted cloche that she got for Christmas. She said it made it her look like Nicole Richie. Slippers, bags, gloves, they all look wonderful. The perfect gift for anyone.

  24. Caylie says

    Id love this book because i have all this roving and don’t know what i want to make from it! I even tried felting some of my own hair once, it worked but seriously where am i going to wear something made from my own hair, so i’d like to learn how i can sculpt with felted hair to make artworks, thats why i want this book!

  25. hope says

    I got a homemade felting kit for easter last year, and althoe i loved it, i wasnt quite sure how to make cute and/or usefull creations. with this book i could totally fall even more in love with felting and would have WAY more fun with it!!! so if your looking to pick someone who would love to have something to get started on a way of felting galore, then im ur girl!
    lots of

  26. says

    I would love to have this book because I have tons of felt and no idea what to do with it!!! I have recently just become really crafty and I love having a hobby to be able to express my creative side. This book would be well-worn and dog eared if I won it. :) Thanks! Tina

  27. PJ Miller says

    I felt my dogs’ hair routinely into every item I launder. Perhaps this book will suggest what I can do with all the doggy-hair felt piling up in the laundry room. Like maybe a doggy jacket?

  28. says

    I started felting recently and couldn’t stop. The whole time I’ll b thinking of what felt projects to do next. Tried looking for inspirational felt books in my local bookstores here in Singapore but they have very limited choices =(
    So I really hope to get this book to help me improve my felting skills and create and share my felt projects.
    Would appreciate if you could please visit my etsy shop at http://www.umecrafts.etsy.com and give some me comments even if I don’t win this book. Thanks

  29. says

    Our Winner Is!

    Barb Keith with her amusing entry!
    LuLu!!!!!
    I’m a freakishly, fervent, female, felting fanatic and will forever felt fibers. My fondness for felting formed from feeling felted footwear one fine Friday in my favorite, fancy fiber shop. My fascination for fleecy fabrications will forever fill my fingers and fulfill my fantasies.
    It would be phenomenal if you felt I was your favorite fan!!!!
    (I frequent my Felt One, Knit Too book often.)
    Shellie selected Barb and I second the motion :) I hope you enjoy this book and come back and leave a review.
    Regards,
    Linda

    I found it very hard to pick someone out; I narrowed it down to my favorites and then randomly selected a winner from that list.

    Barb Keith on February 19, 2008 7:06 pm

    is the winner for her creativity post.

    Regards
    Shellie

  30. Pauline Tague says

    I would like the book because I am learning to knit and am on disability and can’t afford any books. congradulations thanks, Pauline

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