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Not your mama's felting : the cool and creative way to get it together
Swenson, Amy
Adult Nonfiction TT849.5 .S94 2007

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 - How to Felt
Chapter 1 - Your Daily Dose of Fiber
Felt Happensp. 7
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral: Which Felts?p. 9
How to Buy Wool for Feltingp. 10
All About Yarnp. 12
Where Do I Find this Stuff, Anyway?p. 15
Getting Your Hands Wetp. 16
Chapter 2 - Suds Party: Wet Felting
Wet Felting 101p. 17
Tools of the Trade: What You Need to Get Startedp. 18
Setting up Your Work Areap. 22
Working with Rovingp. 22
Felted Snakes and Cordsp. 24
Balls and Beadsp. 26
A Roller Coaster: Your First Flat Feltp. 27
Resist This!p. 34
Nuno Feltingp. 36
Release Your Inner Artiste: Design for Wet Feltingp. 39
Troubleshootingp. 41
Chapter 3 - Poke, Poke, Poke: Needle Felting
Why It Worksp. 44
Tools of the Trade: What You "Needle" to Get Startedp. 44
Monogramtastic: Playing with Needlesp. 46
Troubleshooting: When Good Felt Goes Badp. 47
Endless Poking Possibilitiesp. 69
Chapter 4 - Totally Full of It
What's Fulling? What's Felting?p. 50
Tools of the Trade: What You Need to Get Startedp. 51
Mad Yarn Skillzp. 53
Fulling a Knitted Swatchp. 55
Crochet [Heart] Fulling Toop. 58
Size Matters: The Problem with Shrinkagep. 60
Recycled Felt: Even Bad Knits Get a Second Chancep. 61
Basic Sewing Tips for Working with Feltp. 62
Troubleshooting and Tipsp. 63
Chapter 5 - Dying to Dye
Why Dye?p. 66
Acid Dyesp. 67
Tools of the Trade: What You Need to Get Startedp. 68
Safety Firstp. 70
Mixing Stock Solutionsp. 72
Your First Acid Dye Trip: Single Color Dyeingp. 74
Hand-paint Heavenp. 76
Part 2 - Patterns and Projects
Chapter 6 - Never Too Many Bags
The Ultra-Simple One-Night Bagp. 82
I'm On The Casep. 84
Ah! Savasana! Yoga Mat Bagp. 88
Some Assembly Requiredp. 92
Holy Smokes! (A Holey Tote)p. 95
Chapter 7 - Stuff to Wear
Bad Boy Hoodie: New Skool, Old Skool, No Skoolp. 101
Menswear for Youp. 105
Cropped Cardiganp. 107
Slocksp. 109
Don't Give The Mittensp. 112
"Junior" Varsity Jacketp. 118
Loopy Boap. 123
Sideways Striped Scarfp. 125
Wild Thing Scarfp. 127
Scarf for the Subzero Urban Dwellerp. 129
Featherweight Scarfp. 131
Swing Raglanp. 133
Chapter 8 - Quick Gifts & Oddities
The Save-Your-Marriage Knitting Needle Roundupp. 137
Spring Is Sprung!p. 141
Chunky Bead Necklacep. 143
Fishin' for Kittensp. 145
Uber Chunky Felted Yarnp. 147
Moleskine Jacketp. 149
In Stitches Earringsp. 151
Chapter 9 - Cozy Felt for Your Home
Felted Soapy Blue Ballsp. 157
Get Off Your Felted Soap Boxp. 159
Who Needs Flowers? Vases For Craftersp. 162
Rainbow Bridge Baby Blanketp. 164
Octopillowp. 169
Part 3 - History and Resources
Chapter 10 - A Brief History of Felt
See Jane. See Jane Feltp. 173
Legends and Heroesp. 174
Old, but Not Passep. 175
Modern Applications for Wool Feltp. 176
Getting your Fill of Fullingp. 176
Felt in the Mainstreamp. 177
Chapter 11 - Happy Procrastinations: Cool Felting Resources On-Line and On-Land
Stash Enhancing Funp. 178
Guilds, Festivals, and Coursesp. 181
The Wonderful World of Fiber Artsp. 182
Felting Onlinep. 183
Chapter 12 - Crocheting 101
Common Abbreviationsp. 185
The Basic Stitchesp. 186
Working in the Round vs. in Rowsp. 189
Chapter 13 - Knitting 101
Common Abbreviations & Definitionsp. 190
The Basicsp. 191
Advanced Techniquesp. 193
Putting It All Togetherp. 194
Chapter 14 - It's All About the Magicp. 195
Designer Biosp. 196
Indexp. 200


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