A unique craft book in two parts. Learn to make a felted farm and enjoy an illustrated story!
The crafting section contains step-by-step instructions, complete with beautiful color photographs, showing how to make an entire farm with a variety of needle-felted animals, people, and buildings.
The illustrated story takes those characters, animals, and settings and tells a tale of a fun-filled day on the farm.
Crafters might choose to make a only a few animals to supplement an existing farm set, and the entire farm makes a wonderful project for both children and adults. Children can make simple items and animals, and adults can tackle the more intricate projects.
Throughout this felting guide, experienced felter Rotraud Reinhard provides tips and tricks for working with felt and bringing color and life to your farm.
C O N T E N T S:
Get Ready for Felting
Projects for Children and Beginners
Landscape and Objects
Projects for Experienced Felters
Animals with Wire Legs
Finishing Touches while Wet
Finishing Touches when Dry
Building the Farm
Day 1: Preliminary Building Work
Day 2: Adding Landscape and Detail
Day 3: Finishing and Details
Story: A Day on the Farm
Rotraud Reinhard, born in Germany in 1961, began working with felt in 1989 and developed the technique that makes possible three-dimensional felting. She leads felting courses in her workshop and offers lessons in schools and kindergartens. She is the author of several books on felting and lives in the medieval castle village of Maienfels, Germany, with her family, a dog, and a cat.
Anna Cardwell is a translator who lives in Edinburgh, UK.