The Art of Felt

The Art of Felt

Inspirational Designs, Textures and Surfaces

  1. Text and photographs by Françoise Tellier-Loumagne
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  • ISBN 9780500287316
  • 22.80 x 23.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 312pp
  • With over 600 colour illustrations
  • First published 2008
‘Every page offers a visual stimulus to the creative imagination … well thought-out and presented’ – Craftsman

‘An inspiring book, which will make you look again at the sky and find lots of design potential. It is a visual feast and could be enjoyed for the photography itself’ – Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Often thought of as a practical material, felt can be surprisingly versatile and even poetic. With handmade felted fabrics, subtle variations in colour, texture and volume can be achieved: threads and fibres merge almost magically to form new motifs that can then be enlivened by embroidered or crocheted details.

Here, Françoise Tellier-Loumagne takes an original approach to the world of feltmaking, finding design inspiration in skies, sunsets and firework displays. The book includes basic techniques that can be used to create felted fabrics from scratch, such as needle-felting and tufting, along with imaginative ideas for ready-made felt.

Illustrated with hundreds of images, this book will be a treasure trove for anyone interested in original textile design.

Françoise Tellier-Loumagne has taught textile and knit design in France for more than forty years.