Item description for Knitting Never Felt Better: The Definitive Guide to Fabulous Felting by Nicky Epstein...
Overview Explaining how to transform wool yarn into dense-textured material, a beginner's guide to felting demonstrates how different fabrics react to the process and includes more than 150 sample swatches, patterns, stitches, and techniques for creating mosaics, cables, lace, plaids, checks, quilting, appliqus, and more. Crafter's Choice.
With her signature style, the bestselling and beloved needlework author Nicky Epstein offers the best guide to felting. Using ten chic garments and more than 150 stunning sample swatches as examples, she covers the top techniques for turning wool yarn into vibrant and dense textures. Before and after shots show how different fabrics react to the process, and there are patterns, stitches, and techniques for lace, mosaics, cables, plaids, checks, and quilting. Create bobbles, appliqués, and ruffles; combine yarns; and use clamps, marbles, cords, braids, and more to form three-dimensional shapes in the felt. Epstein also presents her unique ideas for transforming old clothes and accessories, using one sweater to demonstrate many design possibilities. An array of attractive home décor projects completes the collection beautifully.A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 11.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1933027118 ISBN13 9781933027111
Availability 0 units.
More About Nicky Epstein
Nicky Epstein is a prolific crochet and knitwear designer, the author of numerous bestselling books on crochet and knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on knitting and crochet technique. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting and crochet magazines, including Vogue(r) Knitting, Vogue(r) Knitting, Crochet, and Knit Simple . In 2005 she received a prestigious award from The National NeedleArts Association, and in 2006 her work was featured in a retrospective fashion show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, where she lives. "
Nicky Epstein currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Knitting Never Felt Better: The Definitive Guide to Fabulous Felting?
Fabulous Aug 1, 2008
The best felting book I have seen so far. It seemed as if there were ideas I can use on each page.
Excellent idea source with samples Jan 26, 2008
There are unique ideas in this book for creative felting, and lots of instructions for knitted patterns that include the "before felting" and "after felting" photos so you can see how the patterns work. Definitely a good resource for any knitter.
Felting Patterns Nov 21, 2007
Anyone that likes to knit and felt, this is a great book. Patterns are covered with pictures of the project and precise directions for knitting. Excellent purchase.
Knitting Never Felt Better Aug 23, 2007
Great book, so many variations of things to make, I recommend to anyone who likes to felt.
Not so fabulous... Aug 17, 2007
I've loved Nicky's previous books, both for their ideas and production value. This book is also beautiful to look at--I bought it just for the scarf on the cover. But then I was very disappointed to see that there really isn't that much inside this book. The idea of dimensional felting is interesting, but just how many pages of scarves with nuts and marbles wrapped inside them prior to felting does one need for inspiration? There are some beautiful stitch patterns shown here, that are then ruined by felting. If you are a dedicated felter in need of something a bit different and lack confidence in creating your own designs, this book is for you.