Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects

Felt Wee Folk Enchanting Projects Learn to create your own tiny figures and accessories using wool felt chenille stems simple embellishments and Salley s new step by step guide Ideal for dollmakers quilters embroiderers and craf

  • Title: Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects
  • Author: Salley Mavor
  • ISBN: 0734817102953
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Learn to create your own tiny figures and accessories using wool felt, chenille stems, simple embellishments, and Salley s new step by step guide Ideal for dollmakers, quilters, embroiderers, and crafters of every skill level Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book This book is printed individually on uncoLearn to create your own tiny figures and accessories using wool felt, chenille stems, simple embellishments, and Salley s new step by step guide Ideal for dollmakers, quilters, embroiderers, and crafters of every skill level Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book This book is printed individually on uncoated non glossy paper with the best quality printers available The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look saturated The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition The original version of this book came with a CD You can access the full content of this CD online at CT s website.

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      Salley Mavor

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    1. I have always liked forming and manipulating small materials with my hands Paper and pencil were never enough for me Somehow, in my experience as a child, my own art was unfinished and plain unless something real was added Treasures would be glued, stapled or sewn onto a creation to make it complete Years later, while at the Rhode Island School of Design, I rediscovered my childhood delight in sewing and creating miniature scenes In the illustration department there was freedom to create in any medium as long the work was narrative in nature and solved the class assignments Working in 3 dimensions was an exciting way to communicate my ideas I never thought that the assemblages and experiments I presented for critique would ever turn into a workable illustration technique After graduation in 1978, I made and sold stuffed fabric pins, designed sewing projects for women s magazines, and worked on a series of housewife dolls and their stuffed domestic appliances Soon, I began creating pictures in a relief format with people, animals and houses sewn on to a fabric background It took 10 years to develop my fabric relief technique to a level where I could consider illustrating a book My first picture book, The Way Home, was made during a 1 year period when my children were very young After my boys were asleep in the evening, I would sew the elephant characters and methodically embroider blades of grass To make a book, each picture starts as a clear, vivid scene in my head I do not know exactly how the pictures will unfold and it will go through many steps to get from the imagined to the finished product I start by working out a rough layout in small thumbnail sketches They are blown up on a copier to full book size and made into a dummy to show the editor She then checks to see that the content of the layout works with the text and that there is enough room for the type After making any necessary changes to the layout, and with the trust of my editor, I start work on the fabric relief pictures Each illustration requires about a month of hand sewing, so it takes than a year to complete all of the pages The original fabric relief pictures are then photographed and used as illustrations in the printed book from weefolkstudio aboutm

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    1. The projects in this book are beyond adorable Tiny wooden headed dolls with acorns for caps wearing easy to make felt clothing What s not to love With their pipe cleaner bodies, I m guessing these wee folk would not hold up well to active children s play, but many of my middle aged friends have one or two sitting on their computer monitors as mascots There are plenty of project ideas involving the dolls, but also a section in the back on making gorgeously embroidered felt pins these make fantast [...]


    2. Terrific reference work for anyone wanting to use felt, pipe cleaners other cheap supplies to create fun, memorable, personalized little dolls Mavor s book is charmingly readable and very easy to use.I ve made small felt dolls for years, with a differently shaped armature than that suggested by the author using Fimo clay for heads, hands boots we have one for each family member on our holiday tree, amongst other odd places they turn up in the house I really appreciate how, in the introduction, t [...]


    3. In Felt Wee Folk Salley Mavor uses her artistic talent, design school education and children s illustration experience to present numerous project ideas for creating small little folk from the forest The projects are geared towards all ages and the finished projects can have a multitude of uses.Read at Suite101 Felt Wee Folk Enchanting Projects by Salley Mavor craftbooksite101 articl


    4. This is a must have for grandmothers When the girls came in the door, they said, Grandma, we wanna make fairies So I think we made about 20 fairies, princes and vampires today inspired by this book and my granddaughters There was a whole lot of make believe going on I m exhausted and my head hurts from all the chatter Nothing sparks story telling and fantasy than pipe cleaners, felt, and fairies It is a GREAT book


    5. Love it, Love it, Love it Did I say I loved it But really, easy instructions to make the cutest little people for seasonal tables, dollhouses, etc We made some of these and I LOVE IT.


    6. Awe inspiring Beautiful felt tapestry embroidery art work, with tons of patterns and instructions for adorable mini dolls.


    7. Cute little dolls The author s own story of her development as an artist and the photos of her art are very interesting I like that she provides a method for doll making for kids and adults of varying degrees of skill, and that the dolls base is made of pipe cleaners which makes them very posable I prefer her designs for the regular little dolls with embroidered felt clothing to the fairies though She also has a number of cute patterns for other felt projects like small purses.


    8. Got this book today, already read it Time to get started on my fairy for art pictures This book is sweet The are directions to make fairies and little people in many different sizes 1.5 inches to 4 inches They are made of wood beads, pipe cleaners, felt, silk flowers, found natural object acorn caps which I don t find around here There are directions for mini purses and other little bags with felt embellishments This is definitely a great book Would be good for a mom of little girls.


    9. Again with the crafty stuff This book is just plain enchanting I saw it referenced in another book, so I thought I d check it out It has step by step instructions for making dolls out of pipe cleaners, wooden beads, and felt Since I had everything it called for except the beads, I made a few while sitting in front of the TV one night Granted, they re headless for the moment until I can pick up some beads, but they re really cute Even Matt had to admit they re pretty neat.


    10. These little friends are so cute I ve made a few and had a good time doing them Some craft projects turn out to be too hard but these were really fun and quite easy Part of me really wants to believe in fairies and this book contributes to that wish.


    11. Interesting little thing the wife picked up at the library Can t help but skim through be amazed at all the clever ideas Keeping here in case I ever need to find it again for a craft project with the kid






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