« Micro-Trains MTL N-Scale 50′ Gondola Atlantic & Western/ATW Weathered/Graffiti Boye 5-Inch Steel Crochet Hook, Size 11 » 3 thoughts on “Simply Needlefelt” 25 of 27 people found the following review helpful Awesome book for needle felted or fabric artist!, April 28, 2009 By Linda Lanese (Ohio) – This review is from: Simply Needlefelt (Paperback) Jayne Emerson, author of Simply Felt was trained at Loughborough College of Art before completing her Masters at Central St Martins in 1997. Since then her work has taken a wide-ranging path that has allowed her to express her creativity from craft through to couture. Her work encompasses embroidery, patchwork, fabric manipulation and needle felting and has sold to clients ranging from Chanel to Topshop. She is the author of five books Simply Felt (with Margaret Docherty), The Impatient Patchworker, The Impatient Embroiderer, New from Old and the forthcoming Simply NeedlefeltWhat I enjoyed about this book is the way Jayne has taken needle felting and fabric manipulation to a new level. She takes ordinary uninteresting objects and turns them into works of art by using needle felting and fiber to create stunning wearable’s and household items. From her short biography above, you can see her experience with couture design and her imaginative creativity offers us amazing new ideas. As pictured above, the book and some of the projects in the book that I thought you would find interesting. If you want to take your felting skills to a new level I suggest you purchase this book “simply needle felt”!Jane has included 20 easy-to-follow and fun to do projects for us to follow in this uniquely understandable book. She has taken silks and then felted into the silks creating gorgeous items to wear or to use in your home. Some of her projects are fabric jewelry, flowers, coasters, scarves, cushion covers, blankets, book covers and many other projects that will encourage you to create new and fascinating fiber art. She offers instruction on the use of felting machines or how to accomplish the same look by hand. Jayne has beautiful photography and templates to please everyone who uses her techniques. This book is good for the needle felter, fabric artist art quilter or mixed-media artist. Felters will delight in all the newfound techniques that Jayne brings to us. She does three-dimensional effects, appliqué, leaving am breaking and things she would never think can be done with fabric and needle felting. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful Nice book but somewhat lacking …, November 1, 2011 By Shela Simpson (CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, US) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Simply Needlefelt (Paperback) Okay, this is a tough book to review because it certainly was well-done, with excellent photos and instructions, but I felt it was lacking in inspirational vision. Yes, wool felt has limitations, but I personally do not believe that all wool felting work needs to look like it survived the age of Woodstock! I enjoyed the information in the book, but felt that had it gone just a bit further into designs less conventional it would have truly been a great book. What I did take away from this book was the ‘how to’ do something, and armed with that information I will venture down the road less traveled in wool felt work and see if I can create something a bit more refined and less ‘hemp hippy’ inspired. Overall a great book for the how to information, but lacking in fresh designs. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful Simply Needlefelt, November 25, 2011 By allcorgis – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Simply Needlefelt (Paperback) a good basic book for all types of needle felting. However, this book has too much sewing in it for me and not enough true needle felting projects using the needle and wool roving. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.