Brilliant new felting book, wonderful swap package and new Clasheen swap news!!

Wow, I got some GREAT packages in the post last night!!  Check out Lizzie Houghton’s new book ‘Felting Fashion’, it is brilliant but especially if you are interested in creating wonderful nuno felt wearables!

Felting Fashion by Lizzie Houghton

Felting Fashion by Lizzie Houghton

I first read about this book approximately a month ago (it was pre-publication at that stage) and then members of Feltmakers Ireland who attended the International Feltmakers Association AGM raved about it when they saw a copy.  I was delighted to see that it was available through the English Amazon site although I think that it might be October before our American counterparts get it on the other side of the world.  Anyway, do try and get your hands on a copy if you are at all interested in felting clothes, the images alone make it worth the small investment, my copy cost less than E20 incl p & p from ‘The Book Depository’. 

Nuno felt berets and hats

Nuno felt berets and hats

Just a quick tip re Amazon, I always check out the used books first.  Although it sounds strange they are nearly always new and a fraction of the price of the actual ‘new’ ones!!  Two other textile related books that I had ordered arrived yesterday as well as did my amazing ‘Felted Purse (Bag) Exchange’ swap package from Darlene.  This exchange was organised through Ravelry and using my colour preferences my swap buddy Darlene (Ktoggal on Ravelry) made me a gorgeous knitted bag in reds, orange and plum which was then fulled in the washing machine. 

My gorgeous bag from Darlene

My gorgeous bag from Darlene

I LOVE the bag thanks Darlene and all the extra little goodies are gorgeous, I particularly love the scent of the blackcurrant mineral bath soak!!  Would you like to participate in the new Clasheen swap???

NEW CLASHEEN SWAP  For this next swap I thought that it would be a nice idea to exchange something small, handmade and wearable such as a corsage, piece of jewellery, scarf or a clutch bag.  Please sign up via the Clasheen Crafty Swap group on Flickr, it would be great to have participants again from all around the world!!


3 thoughts on “Brilliant new felting book, wonderful swap package and new Clasheen swap news!!

  1. Good morning Nicola,

    Oh, I’m green with envy and I’m going to have to be in this state for a month! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Lizzie’s new book! It looks fantastic. Thank goodness you’re going to be posting pictures of your new creations to keep me from looking too martian-like!

    Love the bag from Darlene and the blackcurrant bath soak sounds fantastic. What a great way to relax after a long day of felting and campaigning (we’re rooting for you Alan).

    O.K., off to try to cover my green palor…


  2. Yes, the blackcurrant bath soak was gorgeous and just what I needed at the end of a long and active day! You will LOVE the book Dawn, simple pattern ideas for idiot sewers like me and gorgeous pictures for inspiration.

  3. Hi Nicola,

    thanks to your tip I’m now the proud owner of that book – but one should be able to purchase some more space together with the well written instructions 😦

    Rainy and windy greetings from Germany

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