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Why oh why did I buy this book?
on August 2, 2011
If it wasn't for the fact that returning the book would not be cost effective, return it I would. This book is nowhere near as good as it is touted to be. The step by step instructions leave things out and are often just plain confusing. I bought this book with the brilliant Uniquely Felt (which was how I came to understand that Complete Feltmaking was nowhere near complete. The projects are uninspired and nowhere did I read that I would be expected to knit the items prior to felting (not all pieces but a good portion require knitting skills).
As a woman in her middle-years I have no use of baby booties, crib blankets or fish mobiles. And because I am the mother of three I see how useless booties and crib blankets are for a newborn (blankets are no longer suggested due to strangulation fears and no child yet has ever kept booties on. Advanced techniques include: a scarf, a shawl, adult slippers (look like booties), a felted bowl, and a wallhanging...yawn!
Perhaps I am getting jaded but there was just nothing exciting here. I was really disappointed. You can find better instructions (and projecs) for free on You Tube. The book will sit gathering dust on my bookcase. It is too badly written for a complete beginner (so not a good gift) and not advanced enough for any of us who have dabbled in the craft without instruction. So sad, I had high expectations.