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Feltcraft [Paperback]

Petra Berger
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Oct. 31 1996
Feltcraft, an old creative art, is being revived in many homes and schools. Felt, a durable, flexible material made from recycling woolen scraps, is ideal for children to work with. Petra Berger offers detailed, colorfully illustrated instructions for making a wide range of lively, creative dolls, animals, tapestries, and more.

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Petra Berger lives in the Netherlands. She has three children. She and her husband Thomas have always found creative ways to celebrate festivals and the seasons with their family. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Doll and Toy Making! May 4 2001
Format:Paperback
I'd seen this book in catalogs, but it wasn't until I had one in my hands and flipped through it that I understood all the hoopla and praise. It's so full of easy felt projects, quite suitable for beginning sewers, dollmakers, and most especially children. I teach sewing to children and I use this book all the time! They love the tiny dolls and stuffed animals. If you can't find 100% wool felt or stuffing, it doesn't matter; the polyester type in craft stores will work just as well. There are so many rainy day projects in this book, you'd have to live in a rain forest to go through them all! I highly recommend. And if you like this book, check out my website for more recommendations: thesilverpenny.com.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feltcraft-Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys March 27 2000
Format:Paperback
This book is definitely worth adding to your craft library. It calls for 100% wool felt, but I have had very good results using acrylic felt (since 100% wool felt is expensive and hard to find). At Halloween time my 10 year-old daughter and I made the cute little Gnomes in all sizes and colors. We displayed them on the television with props and referred to them as trick-or-treaters. We also made the "sitting cat", "horse" and "man made with pipe cleaners" for a school diorama project. When we made the six-sided felt balls, we stuffed them with polyester stuffing and weighting pellets and had a kind of "hacky-sack" type toy. We've also done the finger crochet which can be used for various projects. There are also patterns for finger puppets, tapestries, mobiles, animals, fairies, hazelnut children, necklaces, and wooden doll pegs dressed in felt. This book has appeal for kids and adults alike.
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This craft book is wonderful for parents and children who wish to make natural toys that inspire creative play. In this world of video games, Pokemon, Barney, and Happy Meals, here is a lovely return to simple, down-home crafting. I made a six-sided felt ball in less than two hours; there are also instructions for doll figures, gnomes, fairies, etc. Some of the translation is a little quirky (this is a Dutch book,) and it is hard to get hold of 100% wool felt and carded wool, but with a little sleuthing, you can go right back to log cabin days and have a ball! Easy for the beginning crafter.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great crafts for natural parenting and Waldorf families March 23 2000
By Corbyn Lee Hanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This craft book is wonderful for parents and children who wish to make natural toys that inspire creative play. In this world of video games, Pokemon, Barney, and Happy Meals, here is a lovely return to simple, down-home crafting. I made a six-sided felt ball in less than two hours; there are also instructions for doll figures, gnomes, fairies, etc. Some of the translation is a little quirky (this is a Dutch book,) and it is hard to get hold of 100% wool felt and carded wool, but with a little sleuthing, you can go right back to log cabin days and have a ball! Easy for the beginning crafter.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Doll and Toy Making! May 4 2001
By Grace K. Sheehan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'd seen this book in catalogs, but it wasn't until I had one in my hands and flipped through it that I understood all the hoopla and praise. It's so full of easy felt projects, quite suitable for beginning sewers, dollmakers, and most especially children. I teach sewing to children and I use this book all the time! They love the tiny dolls and stuffed animals. If you can't find 100% wool felt or stuffing, it doesn't matter; the polyester type in craft stores will work just as well. There are so many rainy day projects in this book, you'd have to live in a rain forest to go through them all! I highly recommend. And if you like this book, check out my website for more recommendations: thesilverpenny.com.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feltcraft-Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys March 27 2000
By Susan Weidemann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is definitely worth adding to your craft library. It calls for 100% wool felt, but I have had very good results using acrylic felt (since 100% wool felt is expensive and hard to find). At Halloween time my 10 year-old daughter and I made the cute little Gnomes in all sizes and colors. We displayed them on the television with props and referred to them as trick-or-treaters. We also made the "sitting cat", "horse" and "man made with pipe cleaners" for a school diorama project. When we made the six-sided felt balls, we stuffed them with polyester stuffing and weighting pellets and had a kind of "hacky-sack" type toy. We've also done the finger crochet which can be used for various projects. There are also patterns for finger puppets, tapestries, mobiles, animals, fairies, hazelnut children, necklaces, and wooden doll pegs dressed in felt. This book has appeal for kids and adults alike.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so cute Feb. 13 2007
By M. Simon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My mother picked this book up from a store in Brooklyn and I just had to have one for myself. The projects are incredibly simple yet the results are adorable. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with your children. Many of the supplies can be found on doll-making websites as well as at chain craft stores. This is NOT a feltmaking book but rather a book on how to use felt sheets and roving to make small dolls. Once you start making them you can't stop!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Craft Felting March 25 2006
By Joan Morelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Nice project to let your imagination create. Terrific step by step instruction. Fantastic graphics.
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