Do you heart felt, too? Felting (or technically, fulling) is the process of knitting with wool fibers and then shrinking the final product to lock the wool fibers together to make a unique wool cloth. I received I [Heart] Felt by Kathleen Taylor to review just in time for its release into the world today! Because I want to share the love, I am going to give away a copy of this book! To enter the giveaway, please email me with your name and address. (My email: heather AT croqzine . com). On Friday morning (Feb 22, 2008), I will draw a name and send the book to the lucky winner! Be sure to get your email in before 8am Pacific time on Friday.
I [Heart] Felt by Kathleen Taylor
One thing I love about this book is that it includes complete instructions for how felt from the ground up, with all the information a person needs to go from knowing nothing, to being a confident felter. The book contains 33 great projects that use all different types of knitting, from basic to intarsia, to fair isle, to cable. Taylor also experiments successfully with knitting double-stranded with a wool and non-wool novelty yarn (such as eyelash), and then felts them up for a really unique felted look. I have never seen novelty yarns used so impressively! (I don’t know about you, but I really never know what to do with a novelty yarn… they have a tendency to come off looking cheesy.) If you’re looking for a place to start with felting, this book could definitely be it!