From School Library Journal
Adult/High School—This title explains how to make felt and includes 25 projects for necklaces, bangles, brooches, etc. The book is filled with detailed, eye-catching color photographs that will aid beginners and inspire the more accomplished felters. Most of the projects have four-page spreads with step-by-step directions. For novices who don't want to make their own fabric, there are projects using ready-made material from craft shops as well as felt made from recycled knitted items. Many of the finished pieces are embellished with beads, buttons, and stitching, so a basic knowledge of sewing would be helpful.—Jane Ritter, Mill Valley School District, CA
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Crafters will have an easy time using felt in a rather nontraditional application—for jewelry—in this easy-to-follow manual. Helpful for those who want to make their own felt as well as for those who prefer to use prefabricated felt (even if from old wool clothing), the book presents the steps for each project with clear directions and illustrations. Headpieces, necklaces, pins, scarves, and even earrings are some of the pieces featured here. The styles range from conservative and traditional brooches to dramatic and contemporary bracelets. Although the look of felt jewelry might not be for everyone, this helpful guide will aid crafters to expand their felting repertoire. --Mary Frances Wilkens