Friday, 17 August 2012

Giveaway-The Complete Photo Guide To Felting

Over on the Felting and Fiber Studio, Ruth is hosting a Giveaway. If you'd like to be in with a chance to win her excellent book, The Complete Photo Guide To Felting, head on over there and leave a comment on the giveaway post.
The book is excellent, there's over 800 photos and it's really thick-240 pages of information, tips and advice about wet felting... including nuno felting and felting in 3D... needle felting-both by hand and by machine and info on wool breeds and which types are best for which projects.
You don't need to do anything to win, just read the post and leave a comment. Just make sure you check back to see if you've won.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Complete Photo Guide To Felting

As you probably all know, I collaborate on The Felting and Fiber Studio site with 3 other fibre artists. One of the other artists is Ruth Lane, a fibre artist and gallery owner from Montana, USA. Ruth has been felting for several years now, and is very skilled in wet felting and needle felting-both by hand and machine. Last year she started work on her book, The Complete Photo Guide To Felting. Ruth did all the research; sourced fibres and dyed them; sourced many different breeds of wool and animals fibres; washed, dyed and carded wool; made felt samples; designed projects and wrote tutorials; and photographed everything herself. The book is now available to buy. It is an invaluable source of information on all kinds of felting and is suitable for a beginner or advanced felter. The instructions are very clear and understandable and there are over 800 clear, informative photos in the book too, aswell as galleries of felted artwork from artists around the world. The book is packed with expert tips and advice learned over many years of felting.

  The book is available through Amazon and The Book Depository, but if you'd like to buy the book directly from Ruth, and have it signed, please visit her blog

You can also have a sneak peek at the inside from when Ruth got an advanced copy

Lyn from Rosiepink has written a book review if you'd like more info