What to do with all that felt, you ask? Make something! (Or, if you’re like me, READ about making something! That is almost as good.)
These selections feature sweet and sophisticated projects for home and accessories. Stay tuned for our recommendations on cute, zakka, Japanese and softies.
Fabricate: 17 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star, by Susan Wasinger, Interweave Press, 2009 (watch for a True Up review soon!). There are a handful of felt projects in here; one of our favorites is the fused felt laptop sleeve.
Feltique: Techniques and Projects for Wet Felting, Needle Felting, Fulling, and Working with Commercial Felt, by Nikola Davidson, Potter Craft, 2009. For when you’re ready to learn about more than just store-bought sheets.
Felt Furnishings: 25 Accessories for Contemporary Homes, by Anne KyyrÃ¶ Quinn, Potter Craft, 2009. Look familiar? The pillow pictured above is also included with instructions in the Fall 2009 issue of Stitch magazine, published out by Interweave Press.
Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials, Betz White, STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book, 2009. See our interview with Betz here. Betz is super well known for creating beautiful things out of old felted sweaters.
… speaking of felted sweaters, this is Betz White’s earlier book, Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects.
Sew Darn Cute, by Jenny Ryan, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009. There are a couple felt goodies in this one.
Pretty Little Pincushions, Lark Books, 2007. Since it often comes in small sheets, felt is perfect for small projects like this.
Fresh Felt Flowers: 17 Stunning Flowers to Sew & Display, by Lynne Farris, C&T Publishing, 2007. Flowers you don’t need to water! Loves.
And finally, the sweet work of Alicia Paulson in Stitched In Time: Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share From the Creator of Posy Gets Cozy.
That wraps up the home and accessories portion of our broadcast. Stay tuned for Part Two of this post: cute, cuter and cutest.