If you’ve been in my felting world for some time, you’ve heard me talking about this book for sure. It’s one of my absolute favorites in my collection.
If you’ve just recently discovered my blog, and you’re as obsessed about felting books as I am, there’s still time to add it to your Christmas presents wish list :)
I’m talking about “How I Felt”, a book about the work of the late Christine Birkle.
There are many felt makers I admire. But after over 20 years of looking at other artists’ work, Christine Birkle is still number one for me.
She founded the label HUT UP in Berlin in the 90s and was an absolute pioneer of modern wet felting. She has created many of the designs that inspired much of what is currently around in our field.
I was extremely lucky to have come across her work in Berlin in the early 2000s and have spent many hours admiring her pieces live in her shop in Berlin.
I’ve always been fascinated by...
"Filzen: Alte Tradition, Modernes Handwerk" (German version)
"Felt: New Directions for an Ancient Craft" (English version)
by Gunilla Paetau Sjöberg
This might be the best book about wet felting I have. And I do have many
It’s over 20 years old, it doesn’t have amazing photos and it has a lot of text. So, it might not be the first book to grab your attention when you look at my bookshelf.
I have it in German, but there’s also an English version.
So then, what makes it so special?
I think it’s the most complete wet felting book I’ve ever seen. I could call it a felting encyclopedia.
Let’s have a look inside, so that you can see what I mean.
It starts with an incredibly complete History of felt and it covers different felting traditions found in Europe and Asia: from hat making in Hungary and shepherd coats in Turkey, to the felt masks worn by the Vikings, and socks and shoes made in Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
It then dives into felting...
The NEW online course "Felted Flower Jewelry & Hair Accessories" is now open for registration.
The class begins next Saturday and has a duration of 2 weeks. As usual, you have lifetime access to the course, including all updates, with no extra charge.
If it sounds interesting to you, just click the links to access the details and sign up.
Have any questions? Send me an email and tell me what's on your mind :)
After finally relaxing from the experience of confinement and COVID, I returned to work at the beginning of September. My 2 weeks break took me to the Camino de Santiago - the Camino Frances - where I was surrounded by Nature and quiet.
Maybe that's what made me want to start felting flowers again :) So, I picked up some of my short video workshops and did a total makeover, converting them into a NEW flower jewelry and hair accessories course.
I had lots of fun exploring shape and color, and I created very simple, as well as more sophisticated flowers.
If you find this an interesting topic, I invite you to take a look at the class details. Registration opens tomorrow, September 25th. The course starts on October 2nd and has the duration of 2 weeks.
Feel free to respond to this email if you have any questions.
The cart is now open for the SPECIAL EDITION of the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass.
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Coming to you from a locked down Lisbon. Can’t lie. Not feeling great. And I’m guessing you may not be feeling great either.
But it’s time to… I nearly said ‘react’. Instead, it’s time to act. I’ve started going for a jog in the morning again. And I’m slowly getting back to a routine, as normal as possible.
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on something that I promised you a long time ago: the Wet Felted Hats Masterclass. It’s ready and I’m now testing all the connections and technical stuff that must be in place to make things work smoothly. If you haven’t had the chance to see what it’s about, here’s the link to check it out.
If all the tests I’m doing go well (and I’m expecting they do), it’ll be available for you to buy from January 30th (next Saturday) to February 5th. The course will then be accessible from February 6th and...
How about learning to felt a pair of gloves, that you can make in any size and color you want?
Plus, you can decorate them with any felted pattern, embroider them or sew lace, buttons, crochet flowers or anything else you’d like to play with, to really make them your own!
In this workshop, I’ll be showing you how to do exactly that. You’ll learn to make a pair of gloves in two different colors and apply curls on them. I’ll also show you how you can make your own pattern for any size you want.
The complete workshop is available at my Etsy shop. You’ll get 9 downloadable HD videos, and a PDF with the template, all of which you can save onto your computer, to return to any time you want.
Check out the introduction!
Coming very soon is my new online workshop on how to make a nuno felt obi belt. Today I’d like to share the introduction video with you to give you a taste of what’s coming up.
I’ve opted for a relatively simple project, that’ll make it easy for you to explore the way into nuno felt.
I’d love to know what you think!