- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (December 10, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600610072
- ISBN-13: 978-1600610073
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 72 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects Paperback – December 10, 2007
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From the Back Cover
Transform Cast-Off Sweaters into Sweet Felted Treats
Warm Fuzzies is filled with more than 30 cute and colorful projects made from wool sweaters, including cozy ipllows and throws as well as stylish hats, scarves and handbags. There's something to make for everybody, including all the beloved "little creatures" in your life. Your pup will look adorable in the Haute Daw Doggie Sweater, and your favorite princess will adore the Teacup Jumper with the playful mouse finger puppet tucked in the pocket. There are plenty of projects for grown-ups, too, like the Rainbow Bag with rows of colorful waves and the Rustic Throw with reverse applique leaves.
The best thing about these projects is how easy they are to make... and there's no knitting involved! Simply throw old wool sweaters into the wash, then cut them apart to sew into felted goodies.
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-The projects require no expensive supplies - just old sweaters ($4/ea or less at the thrift shop) and any old sewing machine (no fancy stitches needed).
-The techniques are clever but very, very simple and quick. This is a fabulous book for those of you who don't like to get bogged down in the fussy details on your way to a finished product.
-The techniques are clear enough for anyone to follow.
-The projects themselves are clever and attractive, and made of all-natural materials.
-It's all recycled, but beautiful anyway - not many books pull that off.
-The techniques presented can all be combined to let your creativity run free.
-The book is well laid out, beautifully photographed, and blessedly free of typos (a pet peeve).
I got this as a Christmas present, and while everyone else was out hitting the mall the day after, I was at the thrift shop gathering sweaters. My first project was a pair of mittens, which, from cutting out to finished product, took perhaps 20 minutes. Then, I went out and shoveled snow for an hour in the completed mittens. My hands were still dry and warm when I was done; they're some of the best mittens I've ever made, including several pair that I painstakingly handspun, handdyed, and handkknitted, in what was probably well over 20 hours each. (Perhaps the instant gratification has something do do with that?) My husband didn't believe I made them - he said they looked too good. :-)
Buy this book! But stay away from the wool sweaters at my thrift shop. They're mine, all mine!
The only thing is that quite a few projects use a felted ball, for example the cupcakes use one as the cherry. I couldn't find the directions to make these felt balls, so I ended up emailing Betz to find out how to make them and was told that she doesn't make them she purchases them from someone else and she gave me a website. I think that under project materials it should state that the felt balls are to be purchased elsewhere.
Betz did get back to me immediately in response to my email and she was very gracious! I think that I am going to purchase her next book without even seeing any of the projects in it yet, this Warm Fuzzies book was that good!!!!!!!! You won't regret adding this book to your craft collection and it will be one of the ones you will use often! Enjoy.
STILL-if you are inspired by the picture on the front of this book, you will enjoy the book. I have been able to get over the gaps in text to make some cute things.
I have also been able to find wool sweaters for cheap prices at local thrift stores. Some have already been felted, hence their new life as a cast-off.
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