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I Felt Awesome: Tips and Tricks for 35+ Needle-Poked Projects Paperback – December 23, 2010
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More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
In short, it is awesome. Just as awesome as this book we came across who was also written by Moxie.
144 pages of colorful and well thought out instructions and tips of felting that is suitable for all ages. One might ask, why buy something for a process that is easy? The obvious answer is why not, but a more logical one would be that there are methods that sometimes cannot be picked up intuitively. Additionally, when dealing with expensive materials, who wants to screw up, right?
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who has any bit of imagination and time to felt away by yourself or with friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I tried this book after trying several others to learn to felt, they didn't help a whole lot. With this book you get details and pictures. Read morePublished 13 months ago by karen stone
This book inspires beginner or expert needle felters to explore the craft and have fun. The designs are whimsical and the writing is entertaining.Published 15 months ago by nfinitespirit
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 morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 morePublished 19 months ago by MARYKAYE WATERSON
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 morePublished 20 months ago by Pat Shea
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 22 months ago by Pam