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Creating Felt Pictures [Kindle Edition]

Andrea Hunter
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Feltmaking is a popular medium for craftsmen, but few have explored its potential as an art form. This new book demonstrates the exciting scope of pictorial feltmaking and explains how to create felt pictures with the depth and atmosphere usually associated with a graphite drawing or a watercolour painting. Written by a leading felt artist, it shows how to work freely with the wool as if it were paint or a piece of charcoal. Covers essential feltmaking skills for the beginner, as well as techniques and inspiration for the more experienced feltmaker, with advice on how drawing and painting skills, such as perspective composition and the use of colour, can be applied to felt pictures. Illustrated with stunning pictures of finished works, as well as practical demonstrations, it also includes a guide to the presentation and framing of work.

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About the Author

Andrea Hunter is a professional felt artist. She has taught and exhibited widely, and her work is held in private collections throughout the world. Her gallery, Focus on Felt in the Yorkshire Dales, houses a permanent display of her distinctive felt pictures.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4477 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring stuff! 30 July 2012
By Leefs
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What a brilliant book! I can honestly say that I'd never imagined you could get these sort of effects with felt, this book has really changed my whole approach to felting. The author clearly uses the wool as an art medium, painting in wool, in a way that makes this craft much more modern and inspiring, and she gives good, clear instructions. It is unusual to find a book that not only inspires you, but also gives you just the information you need to take a new direction forward.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Making felt pictures 28 Mar. 2012
By Maria
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This book starts with the basics of wet felt making, and for anyone who has made felt unusually this tells you more about creating landscape pictures rather than just felt bases for decoration using stitch. I have seen the authors work & it is stunning. It is not a large book but gives lots of information. The author does not use an embellishing machine but I should imagine that this could be used for quite a bit of the work. I shall be giving it a try. A good buy if you want some ideas for something rather different in this craft.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars heart felt creativity 22 May 2012
In this slight book Andrea Hunter explains with great photos and pictures throughout how to draw and paint with felt. She is generous with sharing her own processes and methodology; which are a world away from the whimsy with which felt is often associated.
It is written from the heart sharing her real passion for rural arts and crafts and with her subject Wensleydale landscape and .. sheep. It provides practical information about working with fleece and picture making so that a beginner can follow, but also would give a good basis for other textile and fine artists. well worth the money ! Or even better go on one of her courses if you get the chance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Felt Pictures 28 July 2013
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I saw Andre Hunter's felt pictures at Hawes Gallery and was amazed by the work and the way that the texture of the felt helped to convey the landscape and the animals. Following this up at her Gallery, she showed us how she made the pictures and so I bought the book. Members of my local craft group were so impressed that we bought a whole set of books and are planning to try out the instructions, which seem to be very clear. The book won't turn us into artists but may help some of our artists to make felt pictures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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While I was there I just fell in love with her fantastic work but it was out of my pocket range. Now I have mastered wet felting I can make my own I have made one picture upto now and every one loves it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational 9 Jan. 2013
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a nice book to read and then follow instruction that are clear and precise, small pictures would make great cards, you do need a bit of imagination and a eye for colour but that is overcome by her instructions on translating photo to actual felted picture work. Clear instructions with picture prompts to help you along.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great little book 25 Nov. 2012
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fantastic projects and make easy to follow. I also like the templates for those that can't draw, I'm very inspired.
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5.0 out of 5 stars andrea hunter 16 Feb. 2013
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Although i have made felt for quite a while, I found lots of tips for making pictures things i did not know, Andria Hunter is a briliant artist thank you for sharing your knowledge I would recomend this book to anyone who is interestd in felt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very satisfired
Published 14 days ago by Karen M Søndergaard
5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend.
Great book about needle & wet felting pictures by artist / author . Very comprehensive guide to her work & how to achieve your own works of art in wool felt. Read more
Published 1 month ago by lilibet
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good.!!
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Beaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very interesting book - just what I was looking for
Published 2 months ago by riam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Fantastic book, techniques well explained and wonderful illustrations.
Published 2 months ago by K A Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring book and author
wonderful book, purchased after meeting Andrea and feeling inspired
Published 3 months ago by Ms Janet Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't paint - can felt, good little book
I can't paint but amazingly I learned to produce a decent first felting picture inspired by this book. Lovely
Published 3 months ago by Gabi
5.0 out of 5 stars Top book.
New to this craft but already I've got a piece of work completed and framed. This book is marvellous and opened up my mind to other pieces of work I want to complete through photos... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Deborah Rideout
5.0 out of 5 stars what every budding needlefelter needs
This book is one of the best books I have come across on Needlefelting, and a must for anyone interested in Needlefelting regardless of experience.
Published 4 months ago by V. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of inspiration!
Very inspiring little book.
Published 4 months ago by Christine Poyner
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