Book Review – Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff

Textile Art Book Reviews

At Mr X Stitch we love to review textile art and embroidery books for you. There are so many great books to discover, packed with needlework inspiration and textile techniques, so we dive into each book to find out what’s good, what’s bad and let you know why you should pick it up.

Introduction

Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff

Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff by Gillian Harris is a compact 80-page hardback full of the possibilities of using wool tops and yarns. We love a bit of zero waste so the 25 projects throughout are perfect to help us to transform our scrap yarn and fluffy ends into something new. Felt, weave, spin, knit, crochet, even in the minimal pages there are enough projects to keep us going.

Who Is The Book Aimed At?

Fibre artists and Felt makers, or those with an interest in mixed media.

About The Artist

Gillian Harris is a Creative Director, Buyer and Teacher of Felting Courses and has published 4 wonderful textile books. In 2010, she founded Gilliangladrag, a beautiful shop full of all of your haberdashery needs. You can find her shop here.

Content

Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff begins with a range of FAQs, answering all the questions you could possibly need to know before beginning. This means you can create the perfect set-up of materials before deciding exactly what you’re going to make.

Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff Contents Page
The book itself is divided into seven sections
What is fluff? We get the answer within this book!

The tutorials for each technique are well laid out and detailed. Here we have a clear step-by-step tutorial on how to use wet felting to create flat felt. As you can see, the author has included high-quality photographs to accompany the instructions, perfect for if you are a visual learner.

Wet felting technique

What Makes It Special?

The size of this book is rather cute. Its square, hardback and easy to fit in your bag for on-the-go crafts, perfect to give as a gift for the busy craft-lovers in your life. The projects covered are fun and tempting, with projects to suit everyone.

Cute tea time inspired felting
Cute tea time inspired felting, vintage style.
Harris shows us how every member of our family can wear felt, even our pooch!
Harris shows us how every member of our family can wear felt, even our pooch!

Conclusion

Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff is one in a whole array of great books by Gillian Harris. In a short space of time, Harris bring us tonnes of great projects to transform your ‘fluff’. It’s a great book for beginners in textile crafts or those with leftover materials from previous projects.

One last thing, if you want to see what someone else does with their Fluff, you can check this Felter Skelter post!

Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff is written by Gillian Harris and published by Pavilion


What Technique Is This?

Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!

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