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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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