The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

Ruth Lane

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This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference for various felting techniques, including needle felting, wet felting, and nuno felting. With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos, you’ll be able to explore these easy projects that provide fun opportunities for you to try the techniques. Galleries of unique felted designs and creations by renowned fabric artists act as beautiful examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself.

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About the author Ruth Lane

 When I discovered felting, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. The versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion. One technique that I especially enjoy is the ancient technique of felt making. Traditionally to make felt, raw or dyed wool was dampened with soapy water and agitated (usually by stomping or rolling) to “felt” the wool. I use this traditional method of wet felting as well as dry felting with needles, either by hand or machine. I then embellish the felt with free motion machine embroidery, hand stitching and other techniques to develop a unique design.

I am one of the original creators of the popular Felting and Fiber Studio which is an online community of felt makers and fiber artists who interact through our website, social media and forum. I have owned a fine craft gallery for more than twenty years and wholeheartedly support American Craft and makers of craft. I live in Kalispell, Montana and I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the gorgeous Montana landscapes. I love to spread the word about felt making and fiber art through writing, teaching and online interaction with like minded people.

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