Chronicle Books recently sent me a copy of So Pretty! Felt by Amy Palanjian, former editor of ReadyMade Magazine. It is a compilation of 24 simple felt projects by an assortment of contributors from around the world. In the book you will find beautiful photography as well as helpful instructions and templates for each project. I was glad to see the book began with a 'Tools and Techniques' section outlining basic tools, felt facts, and basic embroidery stitches so even beginners can feel confident getting started. You can even learn how to make your own felt from that wool sweater you never wear (or from one you thrifted).
Flipping through the book inspired me to get my felt stash out. I decided on a quick project that I knew my girls would love to wake up to the next morning and made a couple of the rosette hairpins with added leaves. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and I was right - the girls loved them! Hair clips of any kind don't stay in Lark's fine hair very well, but LM's curls looked extra cute with a little splash of Spring color.
She can't not be silly during photo shoots. It makes for my favorite pictures ;)
You can purchase So Pretty! Felt from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Chronicle Books.
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