n Felt to Stitch, acclaimed feltmaker Sheila Smith explores the possibilities of making and using handmade felt for stitch. This book shows you how to make your own felt, select and dye your own colours, build unusual textures with felt fibres and further embellishment, and manipulate the felt to produce threedimensional pieces.
With sample projects that illustrate the main techniques, Felt to Stitch addresses the main elements of design in felt: Colour: blending commercially dyed fibres; dyeing processes for wool fibres; applying colour as surface design Line and shape: methods for creating clear outlines in felt; pre-felts for use on inlay, applique and mosaic. Texture: combining felt and fabric - Nuno felt; embellishing with other fibres. Form/three-dimensional felt: seamless hollow forms. Other techniques: multi-layered felts; low relief; and webs/grids. This is an essential book in the library of any textile artist.
About the Author
Sheila Smith is an experienced feltmaker who teaches in the UK and around the world, most recently in Australia and New Zealand. Former Chair of the International Feltmakers' Association, she writes regularly for textile and embroidery magazines, including World of Embroidery, Beautiful Stitches, Sewing World and Workbox. She lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK. She is the author of Embellish, Stitch, Felt.