book: felt furnishings

by kath_red on 11/06/2009

in Books, Features

Felt Furnishings: 25 Accessories for Contemporary Homes by Anne Kyyro quinn. Potter Craft (April 14, 2009).

I am sort of completely and utterly in love with this book – fantastic projects and really clear, concise and well photographed instructions.

The designs themselves are really modern but still warm and lush, functional without being boring, simple but not simplistic. There are some really nifty and interesting techniques showcased they are all beautifully styled. Anne uses commercially available wool felt in her project and while she discusses making felt yourself there are no instructions for doing so.

Gorgeous home decor projects – like circle ruffle cushion, 3D rosette cushion (from the front cover), I quite the pleated magazine holder and the snipped pleated throw and the cut out table runner is very nice. There are some great techniques showcased too – such as cut outs, pleating, scribble sewing, weaving (in the stuffed woven pillow), there is a wonderful ottoman showcasing cut spiral surface detailing.

As will many craft books, not all the projects are going to appeal to everyone – but there are more than enough in here to please me. And I so impressed with the photography in this book – the gorgeous close up details, and the excellent process shots.

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1 elizabeth June 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

your post made me immediately google anne kyyro quinn, then order the book. can’t wait for it to arrive! thank you for pointing it out.


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