The use of mixed media distinguishes this delightful craft book. Although felt is certainly the base of all the projects, the items made are incredibly diverse, and the materials used even more so. Take, for instance, the vintage powder box, which uses silk flowers and broken necklaces to achieve the uniquely elegant box. Although many of the projects have a vintage flair, there are also more modern designs, especially in the section called “Playthings.” Other whimsically titled sections are “Tickle Your Fancy,” “Nooks & Crannies,” and “Beads & Baubles.” A thorough explanation of felting will be helpful to novice artisans. Any crafter will find something to try—and love—in this charming book. --Mary Frances Wilkens
About the Author
Julie Collings is a lifelong crafter with over 20 years of experience in spinning, dyeing, knitting and sewing with wool. She is the author of multiple kids' craft books and has also worked as a design consultant for Klutz Press.