Ever wondered what to do with all that colourful woolly fluff? Find out in Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff, written by Gillian Harris and published by Pavilion
Ever wondered what all those wool tops and fluffy yarns are for? Gillian Harris definitely knows and wants to teach us too! Felt, weave, spin, knit, crochet…can one tiny 80 page book really contain all these techniques? Apparently so! Easy Stuff … is a hardback and contains 25 projects.
Who Is It Aimed At?
Fibre artists and Felt makers, or those with an interest in mixed media.
About The Artist
Gillian Harris has had much experience in Felt making. She currently runs workshops and has also previously published books on the subject. You may also have come across her felt making kits.
Easy Stuff To Make With Fluff begins with an explanation on the topic. All the questions we may feel are too stupid to ask! Harris then goes on to detail all the methods and ways of using this medium, i.e. spinning wool, felting it, dyeing it….
The section on felting has been staged to explain in a step by step way how to make wet felt, the images along with the text make this method suitable to learn whoever you are!
What Makes It Special?
The size of this book is rather cute. Its square, hardback and smaller than a lot, which actually works as a nice gifting size. The projects covered are fun and tempting:
Well, Harris knew what she was doing when she put this one in didn’t she!
What Is Wrong With The Book?
Well, if you are allergic to wool, then you may not be interested. Otherwise, its a great starter tool for any keen maker. There is plenty of choice and ideas given even though this is actually quite a small book.
One last thing, if you want to see what someone else does with Fluff, check this cosmic Felter Skelter post out!
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!