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The Art of Felt

Inspirational Designs, Textures and Surfaces

Françoise Tellier-Loumagne

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A visually stunning, all-colour survey of felt and feltmaking that draws on the glories of nature as an inspiration for designs


Often thought of as a practical material, felt can be surprisingly versatile and even poetic. With handmade felted fabrics, subtle variations in colour, texture and volume can be achieved: threads and fibres merge almost magically to form new motifs that can then be enlivened by embroidered or crocheted details.

Here, Françoise Tellier-Loumagne takes an original approach to the world of feltmaking, finding design inspiration in calm morning skies, spectacular sunsets and brilliant firework displays. The book includes basic techniques that can be used to create felted fabrics from scratch, such as needle-felting and tufting, along with imaginative ideas for ready-made felt.

With a little artistic guidance, clouds across the moon can be turned into an eye-catching necklace, or a stormy sky may inspire a striking scarf or cushion cover.

Illustrated with hundreds of images, this book will be a treasure trove for anyone interested in original textile design.

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'Every page offers a visual stimulus to the creative imagination … well thought-out and presented'

'An inspiring book, which will make you look again at the sky and find lots of design potential. It is a visual feast and could be enjoyed for the photography itself'
Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 22.8 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 312 pp

Publication date: 19 May 2008

ISBN: 9780500287316

Contents List

Introduction • Felts • Tuftage • Tagging • Learn how See • Materials

About the Author

Françoise Tellier-Loumagne has taught textile and knit design for more than thirty years. She is also the author of The Art of Knitting and The Art of Embroidery.

List of Contributors

Françoise Tellier-Loumagne

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