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Feeling good about 'Felt So Good'…

Barb joined a book review blog tour for Felt So Good, 70 + Felted and Plain Wool Designs for You and Your Home by Tone Rorseth. Here’s her review — and giveaway details!

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Felt So Good is the basic “how to” of making felted creations,  simple and easy. From accessories to housewares, recycling wool to make mittens, hats, handbags, and more, this book reminds me of many of the projects we made at the Waldorf School with my handwork group over 10 years ago. It’s nice to see someone put it into a book with easy to follow step by step how-to guide.  With recommendations for which tools to use, patterns at the end of the book, and which ready-made felt to purchase, this book leaves no simple questions unanswered.

It would make a  great gift for a young person, or for a Scout troop or homeschooling group, after-school class — the options offered are a fun assortment for all seasons. I recall doing needle felting with Girl Scouts, at community center and library events, and it was the hit of any gathering. Young people love the immediacy of needle felting and the often quick results achieved.

From animals to pincushions, mobiles, headbands, decorating skirts, slippers, mittens, garlands, hairclips, bookmarks, cell phone cases and more, the Tone left no simple or creative idea out.

Make sure you see our newsletter next week for details on how you can win a copy of this book! Not getting our newsletters? Sign up here. Or if you want to enter our giveaway now, simply send an email (one entry per person, please) to pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com by OCT 31, 2014, with the subject line of “Felt So Good.” Please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached. The winner will be drawn randomly from the entries and announced in the November issue of Festival Update. To purchase a copy, click here.