(Oh, and hello to anyone visiting my blog as part of the So Pretty! Felt blog tour! If you're a fan of all things felt-y, do check out my free craft tutorials).
So, the lovely Amy Palanjian got in touch a couple of years ago asking if I'd like to contribute to a felt-themed book she was working on for Chronicle Books and I said YES PLEASE (I have such a crush on Chronicle's range of arty, crafty books). I made my projects that summer, blogging about some of the threads I was using since I couldn't reveal what I was using them for...
... and then this spring I got sent my contributor copy of the book and there was much oohing because Oh My Goodness this book is SUPER nice, you guys!
It's a hardback book (about 9 inches high) ...
... containing 24 felt-y projects - two each from 12 crafty women who work with felt.
Each designer/maker/crafter is introduced with a spread with their name, location (mine is a bit out of date as I actually now live near London, not in Gloucester, but never mind!), a page of text about how they got into felt crafting & what they love about working with felt plus links to their websites or Etsy shops so you can check out more of their designs.
You can see a full list of the contributors here - I'm thrilled to find myself in such great company!
Here are a couple of "work in progress" snaps I took when working on my projects...
... wanna see the finished designs in the book?
First up, there's a Mosaic Pincushion...
They were both so much fun to make! And aren't the styled photos lovely?
Even the chapter headings are super pretty, with sweet felt lettering designed by Julia Rothman.
So Pretty! Felt is available from Amazon UK and Amazon USA, direct from Chronicle Books or from lots of other bookshops.
Want to follow along with the rest of the blog tour? Here's the full schedule:
Saturday, May 11 – Mod Podge Rocks
(P.S. The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links)