Making Felt Bags

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-10-01
Publisher(s): The Crowood Press
List Price: $24.48

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Feltmaking is a popular and exciting contemporary medium, expanding in many new directions. This practical book focuses on the specific requirements for making felt bags.

It explains the principles of using a resist to create 3D forms, and looks at shapes and styles of bags to suit all occasions. Clear instructions on feltmaking techniques for beginners are given. A guide to equipment and to choosing appropriate wool breeds and decoration for individual projects are given too. There is advice on design, choosing handles and fastenings, and the functionality and the form of a bag. There are detailed practical, step-by-step instructions for nine projects, covering both basic and advanced options, with easily adaptable elements.

It is a fabulous guide to the various processes necessary to create a functional and unique felt bag.

Author Biography

Mandy Nash is a professional textile and jewelry designer-maker. Over the last twenty years she has combined felt work with her jewelry practice, creating both functional and non-functional work. She runs courses on feltmaking and has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Mandy is a leading and active member of many craft groups, including the International Feltmakers Association.

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