Inspirations All Stitched Up Feb 2021
Felt is one of the most versatile fabrics on the market, and we never tire of all the delightful projects which can be created using this unique fibre. It offers the possibility of combining simple embroidery with an array of colour combinations to produce some of the cutest toys, ornaments and accessories you could possibly imagine.
Corinne Lapierre is known for her wonderful felt designs and this new book is packed with projects you’ll be itching to make.
We were particularly taken by the gorgeous, three-dimensional felt rabbit and the perfect little Scandi Horse, but you’ll also find patterns for mug hugs, pillows, wall hangings and brooches among other things.
The book contains clear instructions for each project, as well as a handy stitch guide and all of the templates you’ll need. There are projects for every season and occasion in this book, so you’ll have plenty to inspire you including gifts for a new arrival and even a way to celebrate summer.
If you’re looking for projects quick to complete and filled with stacks of cuteness-factor, then Fabulous Felt by Corinne Lapierre is just what you need.
Library Jounral 2016
Wool felt is the medium for the quirky, cute projects in designer Lapierre’s debut collection. The book opens with several brief tutorials on stitching and embroidering felt, including information about transferring embroidery patterns from templates and a detailed guide to the basic embroidery stitches used in the projects. This is followed by three seasonally inspired groups of accessories and embellishments, as well as a final “catch-all” chapter featuring a number of nature-and-animal-themed projects. Each project features a list of tools and supplies required (including the amount of felt needed in each color) as well as step-by-step instructions for completing the project with line drawings or photographs of key points. Projects span the small and simple, such as the carefully folded rose brooch, to intricate and complex, such as the owl pillow. Everything is hand-sewn and hand-embroidered, so a sewing machine isn’t required. Some basic sewing knowledge is assumed—there’s no information about cutting pattern pieces or constructing stuffed toys—but wool felt is a forgiving material and beginners should be able to work their way through the projects. VERDICT Sewists looking for “slow-sewing” projects or hand-stitchers desiring fun projects to embellish will be drawn to Lapierre’s adorable designs.