This is not your ordinary felting book! Felt Frenzy explores all the major techniques of felt making, from knit-and-shrink to wet felting, needlefelting, and "recycled felting" - turning salvaged wool sweaters into useful felt pieces - plus ways to combine techniques for creative and unique results.
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, Felt Frenzy is packed with 27 projects and photographs of more than 50 before-and-after felted yarn combinations so readers can easily customize patterns with substitutions of their choice. You'll find instructions for the ever-popular felted bag, but it doesn't stop there - learn to make felted flowers, hats, jackets, scarves, wool sneakers, even a nuno felted skirt. As an added bonus, you'll find "design ideas" scattered throughout the book to give your projects an extra creative boost; these suggestions help integrate felt into other fiber arts, from embroidery to shibori.
Learn all about fiber types, tools for getting started, and the four major techniques needed to create the projects in the book. Armed with plenty of information and the authors' can-do spirit, any crafter can add felting to her repretoire with Felt Frenzy!
Shannon Okey is an avid knitter, spinner, and fiber artist. She has appeared on the DIY Network's Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty, and HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast. She is the author of Spin to Knit (Interweave Press). Shannon is a city coordinator for the national indie craft show Bazaar Bizarre and lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Heather Brack is an editor and writer who enjoys spinning, knitting, and other fiber arts. She is a contributor to Spin to Knit.