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I Felt Awesome: Tips and Tricks for 35+ Needle-Poked Projects [Kindle Edition]

Moxie
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Book Description

It's OK to play with needles





I Felt Awesome shows you how to turn traditional needle-felting techniques into irreverent felted fun. Moxie's playful and cheeky sense of humor will needle you into taking your felting beyond traditional motifs, and decorate yourself and your home with feisty designs of wearable, playable and coffee table-worthy objects.





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  • Step-by-step instructions for 35 projects, including a felted spike bracelet, bendy and boingy toys and larger-than-life home décor featuring fruit and more.

  • Traditional needle-felting techniques lay the groundwork for uncommon materials like magnets, plastic toy parts and bendable wires.

  • Wool roving and felting needles are all you need to get started—helpful tips show handy shortcuts that still produce fantastic results.




Get friendly with fiber, and tell all your friends "I Felt Awesome."


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Moxie enjoys conceptual art, hi-jinx and/or shenanigans, and making wool do impossible things. Moxie would sleep only once every few days because when she's awake, she gets to make choices. Her work has been shown in galleries in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and more. She's taught thousands of people to needle felt in dozens of settings, including the Frye Art Museum, Urban Craft Uprising, and the Maker Faire Bay Area. Moxie spends her free time not cleaning up after herself and writing quirky paragraphs about herself in the third person. She lives in Seattle with her unbelievably patient husband and the two best cats in the known universe. Find Moxie online at madebymoxie.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7675 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1 edition (November 25, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004E9U5Y4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully whimsical felting book December 3, 2010
Format:Paperback
I Felt Awesome by Moxie is a needle felting book that absolutely lives up to it's title.
In the middle of the holiday rush to get projects done in time, this book is very distracting. The projects are whimsical and delightfully unexpected. There is a lot of gorgeous sculpting in the needle felting community. This book has amazing projects that will make you laugh out loud and really inspire you to felt.
It starts with a tools list that explains the various tools. Including the fact that if you're needle felting, you need adhesive bandages. And safety tips so hopefully you won't need them as often. Materials list, and 25 pages on the techniques of needle felting so even absolute beginners can start with this book.
First chapter is wearables. May the laughter begin. Starting with a martini inspired necklace of olives with pimentos*, it just gets even more fun from there. Imagine a soft sculptured spiked wrist band. The juxtaposition of soft and spikey just thrills me.The perfect accessory for the crafty punk. I could really do this all day, describing all my favorite projects, but that will be a really really long review.So I'm going to try and narrow it down a lot.
The Fat Head barrettes are a great starter project or a project for an evening of crafting with friends. It starts with commercial felt with added embellishments.
The Playables are incredibly clever. The author uses magnets to create a soft sculpted Potato Head doll and if that's not cute enough, a Katamari Damacy ball that can pick up paper clips and such from your desk. Desk bowling and the cutest little emo doll I've ever seen are my other favorites from this chapter.
In Form Not Function, it gets to more of what I've come to expect from needle felting. Sculpture just for it's own sake. A faux neon sign, a cute houseplant with a hot dog hanging from it, an adorable mobile based on warning labels.
If you have had an interest in needle felting, I recommend this book happily.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Hilarious December 6, 2010
By R. GALE
Format:Paperback
This is quite possibly the funniest craft tutorial book ever written. If you want to learn how to needle felt - great - it's great for that too. But if you also just read the text of the tutorials - hilarious. Love it! I'm gonna make everything in here!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The review is already built in to the book title December 2, 2010
Format:Paperback
Here's a book full of pure joy. I looked pretty much like the smiley dude on the cover the whole time I was reading it. Moxie knows how to get you as excited as she is about the thrill of felting. You couldn't ask for a better introduction to this craft! POKE POKE POKE
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Makers AND Admirers December 14, 2010
Format:Paperback
The art and projects in this book are awesome. I'm not a needle felter myself, but that didn't matter - Moxie's clear, engaging writing and dark, smart wit kept me reading, and I loved the layout and photos. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs more zombie sheep finger puppets in her life :).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LonG OveRDuE! December 14, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am the proud owner of over a dozen MadebyMoxie finger puppets and two way cool rings. When I heard a book was in the works, and soon to be released I was so excited! THIS BOOK ROCKS!!! It exceeded my expectations. This is a fun book! Here is what I liked ... Very, very informative as to the tools and instruction. (It is like Moxie is right there walking you through everything.) The tone is TOTAL humor! (You can tell this gal loves what she does.) The projects are varied enough that there is something for everyone. PLUS each project shows a different process and gives more tips. All of this is done with bold, colorful photos, and tons of energy. The title of the book really says it perfectly ... Tips and Tricks ... she has a ton of them. I also liked the resources listed at the end of the book. When you get YOUR copy make sure you don't miss the bottom of page 142. Thanks Moxie! I "felt" awesome reading your book! When is the next awesome book coming out! MORE PROJECTS!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Felt Awesome is, well, Awesome July 10, 2011
By Sonya
Format:Paperback
For far too long books on needle felting have fallen into one of three categories: strange seventies home-grown troll dolls; ethereal Waldorf creations threatening to blow away at the slightest breeze; or the impossible to replicate adorable Japanese tiny animal. Then along comes, I Felt Awesome, by Moxie. From a cat-nip filled giant cigarette, to a pill bracelet and my favorite, a Mr. Faux-tato head, it is very clear that this is an entirely new breed of needle felting. It is irreverent in the very best way. Moxie is a Flickr contact who hails from Seattle. When I saw the photo of her foot tall playskool dog replica, I knew I was in the presence of genius.

But it is not a book of cheeky projects alone. Needle felting is an extremely straight forward craft, but trying to explain something simple is not an easy undertaking. You end up with poke-wool-with-needle and that's not very helpful. Moxie runs through the tools you need and how to use them. She clearly explains needle depth and preaches the Gospel of the Soft Stab. Basic components are broken down, with clear step-by-step tutorials for each one. The tips in I Felt Awesome, will definitely inform the way I teach needle felting.

What I found to be the most important element in the book, was the sense of possibility. This much is clear from the get go, when listing the truly limitless materials open to needle felting. Turning the pages, leads to ever inventive uses for magnets. Moxie offers guidelines not rules. This is a wickedly good book, one that was born of experimentation and encourages more of the same.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! The projects in it aren't necessarily ones ...
Fantastic book! The projects in it aren't necessarily ones I would make, but the step-by-step instructions with illustrations will be extremely helpful for any projects. Read more
Published 50 minutes ago by Penny K. Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun and quirky
Published 2 days ago by Luvmy3pugs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great for beginner or experienced needle felter!
Published 5 days ago by D. McGrew
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
I just bought this book a couple of weeks ago. Of course, I'm not making the actual projects LOL but as a n00b to felting with her own ideas of what she wants to accomplish, this... Read more
Published 13 days ago by MARYKAYE WATERSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, fun and what a great book too!
This book is great fun for the beginning felter or one that has a bit of experience. Hilarious side notes make you WANT to read the directions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pat Shea
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun with Felting
I Felt Awesome has lots of ideas and how to do great projects, gives step by step directions taught me the basics of felting.
Published 3 months ago by Pamela Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars material good, writing terrible.
The information in the book so far is good. This is a beginners book 100%. What bothers me is that I paid 11. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Mcavoy
4.0 out of 5 stars felting
This book is great for beginners. It explains how to do the projects quite well, relax and have fun with your craft projects.
Published 6 months ago by Claudia Belcourt
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book with a sense of humor
I have to say, I love Moxie's sense of humor and her quirkiness. She says she's a self-taught needle felter and this has become a nice addition to my set of books. Read more
Published 7 months ago by J9
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book of felting
I got this book for my mom, who is "pro felter", she wanted new ideas for felting and she liked this book, but it's mostly for beginners.
Published 16 months ago by L
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Moxie enjoys conceptual art, hi-jinx and/or shenanigans, and making wool do impossible things. If she had her way, Moxie would sleep only once every few days because when she's awake, she gets to make choices.

Her work has been shown in galleries in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and more. She's taught thousands of people to needle felt in dozens of settings, including the Frye Art Museum, Urban Craft Uprising, and the Maker Faire Bay Area.

Moxie spends her free time not cleaning up after herself and writing quirky paragraphs about herself in the third person. She lives in Seattle with her unbelievably patient husband and the two best cats in the known universe.

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