Sarah was generous enough to send me her book to review and I’m giving it away to one of my loyal readers. These will be one of these books that I will have to buy for my felting library to replace the one I am giving away, but this is what this blog on felting is all about, sharing knowledge and tools. It has taken me awhile to go through this book because of the many felting subjects that are covered. Sarah has put many hours into making different felting steps clear and doable for her readers.
The book is excellent for anyone who wants to know everything and I mean everything, about felting. The pictures show step by step instructions how to create any project from needle felting, wet felting, nuno felting and felting your knits.
Sarah learned to knit from her grandmother and mother when she was very young. It was their influence that got her into the creativity of felting. She is also a freelance writer, living in Arkansas. She has been crafting almost all of her life and enjoys sewing, beading, candle making and paper crafts. We are all excited because this is her first published book.
Sarah gives us an introduction into the world of felting and how she personally discovered the joys of felting. Her first experience with felting intimidated her. She couldn’t imagine knitting a project and throwing it into the washer. The first one was designing a bowl and dropping it into the washer. Sarah was totally petrified. When it came out of the washer okay, she was hooked on felting.
In this book, she covers everything from felting toys, coasters, wine bags, hats, flowers and belts and I am only mentioning a few outstanding projects. Everything and everyway of felting is described in this wonderful book.
Sarah goes on to tell us how do design your own patterns. She explains how to do this in one chapter covering writing out your patterns and how important gauge is. When writing out your pattern, it should be put in clear and concise text and symbols that can be understood by anyone who knits. I think all of us have read patterns and wonder what the creator of the pattern is talking about, so keep it clear and simple.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn the ins and outs of felting. We here at Craft Gossip want to wish Sarah the best of luck with her book!
We will be awarding this book this book on July 11th, enter by telling us why this book interests you in the comment area.
You can find this book on Amazon ( where you can see some of the pages in the book) or Buy.com, and at many other book stores. Learn more about Sarah @ http://www.sarahewhite.com/ Sararh also has another great site Knitting.about.com that I am sure you will want to visit;
By Linda Lanese