Author(s): Christine Leech
Felt Sew Good is a wonderful collection of ideas for one of the most versatile fabrics in a crafter's kit. Felt is a joy to work with as it holds its shape well, doesn't fray and comes in an array of different thicknesses and colours. This is the ideal fabric for both the novice crafter about to embark on their first sewing project as well as the more experienced crafter wanting to create something enchantingly unusual. Including 30 inspiring yet deceptively simple projects for crafters of all abilities to sew and enjoy, Felt Sew Good features fun items to suit children and babies, including an elephant mobile and apple and pear rattles, to more sophisticated projects for the home such as feather napkin rings and a geometric cushion cover. There are also ideas for gifts and decorations, heart cards for that special someone or a neutral-coloured wreath to decorate your door. Many of the projects will also show an alternative way to make them, whether in a different colour way or using an alternative method to execute the item - a sewing machine will produce a modern, sleek effect while hand stitching and beading will give a more rustic, homespun feel to the end product. Coupled with charming illustrations, photographs and step-by-step instructions, this book will become a must-have that will delight crafters and provide a variety of ideas to suit every special event and notable occasion.
Christine Leech gained an Illustration Degree at Bath College of Art after which she spent three years working as the Art Director at Absolute Press. She then moved to magazine publishing to work on titles including New Woman, FHM, Marie Claire, Look and Fabulous, before going on to art direct ASOS and Next magazines and to launch a quarterly magazine for Hobbycraft. Christine was the art director, co-author and designer for the highly successful books Everything Alice and Everything Oz and when she is not busy crafting or designing, you can find Christine blogging at sewyeah.co.uk.