August 14, 2009 § 1 Comment

My new Alterknits Felt book

I have been drooling over this book for a long time, and now it’s mine. Needle felting always seemed nice but this book has really made me want to do actually do needle felting. My favorite pattern in the book is the Willamette wrap, because it is stunning and so geographically appropriate. The wrap is knit and then the collar is needle felted with the same color roving.

Willamette Wrap

The next most inspiring pattern is the Market bag, I love that the wool is needle felted into a print on the fabric. Obviously I will never find this print to recreate the bag but that opens up the possibilities of so many different kinds of bags depending on the selected print.

market bag

Needle felting is in the September 2009 Martha Stewart magazine too. Of course she has a pretty wooden handled needle.

needle felting in Martha Stewart Living

More inspiring recycled felt projects (not needle felting) in this post at Purl Bee about the fabulous book Sewing Green.


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§ One Response to Felt

  • imaginationinparenting says:

    I too really love this book — although I have yet to complete a project from it! The cloche hat is why I ‘needed’ this book… and I’m hoping to make the willamette wrap soon as well!

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