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AlterKnits Felt by Leigh Radford
Book DescriptionThere's something magical about felting knits: You start with a piece of fabric that looks and feels a certain way and, by exposing it to water and agitation, finish with one that looks and feels completely different. This fascinating transformation is what led author Leigh Radford to begin felting years ago, and has kept her intrigued by the process ever since. Now, in "AlterKnits Felt," Radford pushes the boundaries of traditional felting, as she did with traditional knitting in her earlier book, "AlterKnits." Through 30 colorful, vibrant projects, she shows readers how to knit and then felt their own handiwork, as well as how to create gorgeous felted objects from recycled knits and unspun fiber. An introductory chapter on felting basics explains everything you need to know to make the fabulous clothes, accessories, and home decor that follow. The projects range from a quick and easy circle coin purse, to a shibori bag, to a reverse-applique rug, each unusual in its own way, distinguished by a special surface texture, an innovative mix of techniques, or a quirky combination of yarns. "AlterKnits Felt" provides every crafter with the tools to explore--and expand--the art of felting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781584797074
(254mm x 229mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leigh Radford
One More Skein, Paperback (September 2009)
Features 30 projects, clothing, accessories and home decoration items, that can be completed quickly, mostly with one or two average-sized skeins of yarn. This work includes projects such as" an earflap hat sized for the whole family; fingerless mitts; sweaters, britches and capelets for baby; and, hemp jewelry embellished with jump ring 'beads'.
One Skein, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Leigh Radford
One Skein features more than 30 knitting and crochet projects for beginners and experienced needleworkers.
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Author Biography - Leigh Radford
Leigh Radford is the author of "AlterKnits" (STC) and "One Skein" (Interweave), a highly sought-after teacher, and the former art director of "Interweave Knits" magazine. She has designed knitwear for "Interweave Knits" as well as "for Lantern Moon," for which she also created her own yarn. Her work has appeared in numerous books, including "Weekend Knitting" and "Handknit Holidays" (both STC). Radford lives in Portland, Oregon. John Mulligan is a Portland, Oregon-based photographer. He also photographed "One Skein" by Leigh Radford.
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