Book Review – Felt Sew Good: Simple Felt projects

Christine Leech - Felt Sew Good

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Felt So Good:  30 Simple & Stylish Felt Projects by Christine Leech

Published by Quadrille Publishing

Christine Leech - Felt Sew Good

Introduction

Leech has a few books out and is a very varied author within her art related field.  This book showcasing simple felt projects is one of a collection, all designed to be simple to read and understand.  We actually reviewed another of her books recently, check it out here.

About the artist

Leech has more than craft to her name, she’s had over fifteen years experience within women’s magazines, including those related to fashion.  Thus her ideas come from a range of sources, making them more exciting.

Who is it aimed at?

Due to its content documenting simple felt and it’s layout, we gather it is for the interested crafter, not the well seasoned.  Its very appealing and thus will attract a wide audience who don’t have to be too experienced.  It is a great book to play with, even with children if under adult supervision.

Content

Felt Sew Good, inside cover. The simple felt projects in this book are easy to follow.
Felt Sew Good, inside cover

Look at this list, some of those titles make us want to skip through and have a peak….

Contents of the book - Felt So Good
Table of contents

There are templates for some simple felt projects within the book and each project itself has instructions to guide us:

Each project has numbered instructions.
Each project has numbered instructions.

What makes it special?

The names of the projects are very tempting.  For example the one above ‘Such a pretty face mirror case’ and this one:

The projects will appeal to both adults and children.
The projects will appeal to both adults and children.

The projects are ones to build for pleasure rather than necessity or primarily practical.

Photography

Each simple felt item has been placed in an idealised setting:

Anyone for an apple?
Anyone for an apple?

We are invited to imagine how each finished project would like in our home.

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Rather than simply showing images of the final project, Leech has plainly set out certain more complex projects for us, for example these flowers, which are included in a project within the book:

Practical photography, this time showing us how to make felt flowers.
Practical photography, this time showing us how to make felt flowers.

We are then shown how the flowers can be used when stitched together:

The finshed project, using felt flowers.
The finished project, using felt flowers.

What is wrong with the book?

You might find this too simple if you are more experienced in embroidery and general textile art.  However it is still lovely to look at and get ideas from.

Conclusion

Felt So Good:  30 Simple & Stylish Felt Projects by Cristine Leech is available to purchase right here!

 

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