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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 June 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489435
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 46
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: £4.99
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20 to Stitch: Felt Christmas Decorations

£4.99

by Corinne Lapierre

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Book Description

Twenty gorgeous felt Christmas decorations, all in a fresh, contemporary style and suitable for sewers of all abilities.

This book shows you how to make twenty Christmas decorations including hanging tree decorations, a Christmas wreath, an advent calendar garland, free-standing felt ornaments, a Christmas cottage storage box and a bottle gift bag.

The designs have a fresh, contemporary look that will appeal to a young audience and traditional crafters, and all the projects are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sewers. The easy-to-make pieces use pre-bought felt, which are relatively cheap to buy and widely available in a huge range of colours. Includes step-by-step instructions, lists of the materials and tools needed, and a beautiful photograph of the finished piece. Templates are provided where required, and the basic techniques and stitches used are included at the start of the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Christmas Pixie 6
Embroidery Hoops 8
Festive Wreath 10
Bird of Peace 12
Christmas Stocking 14
Little Reindeer 16
Christmas Place Setting 18
Gingerbread House 20
Sweet Christmas Trees 22
Gift Tags 24
Gingerbread Men 26
Christmas Card String 28
Sparkly Snowflakes 30
Letters to Santa 32
Little Toy Soldier 34
Advent Garland 36
Woven Felt Basket 38
Winter Owls 40
Pretty Felt Pot 42
Christmas Angels 44
Templates 46

About the Author

About Corinne Lapierre

Corinne Lapierre developed a passion for crafts and textiles from a very young age, and has always had an avid desire to learn about traditional techniques such as weaving, dyeing, silk painting and embroidery. She studied Fine Art in France before moving to the UK to study Fashion Design in Manchester. After working as a fashion designer for a few years, Corinne studied millinery, through which she discovered felt and its many qualities. In 2009 Corinne started her own craft business as a felt maker and quickly realized there was a demand for craft kits using good-quality, natural materials. Her company, based in an old Baptist school in Leeds, UK, sells an expanding range of craft kits and patterns designed for adults and children. Corinne makes regular appearances on Create & Craft TV and lives in Yorkshire with her three children and two cats. Visit her website www.corinnelapierre.com.

Press

Sew magazine

November 2017

Decorating your home for the holidays with felt is cheap, easy and a fun way to get the kids involved. This book will inspire you with the diversity of what you can create, with everything from a cute gingerbread garland and easy place setting to reusable gift tags, a woven basket and more. Start now and you'll be able to make all of them before the big day!


Craft Ideas

October 2014

Explore the wonderful world of felt by checking out a copy of this book which features twenty fabulous designs for the holidays. Easy-to-sew, modern, and sweet designs highlight ornaments, decorations table designs and gift giving. We loved the Letters to Santa, Little Reindeer, and Bird of Peace designs. Simple embroidery knowledge is needed when using whipstitch, straight stitch, and French knot.


Fabrications

Oct/Nov 13

Twenty fabulous little makes for you to have fun with and make some gorgeous Christmas decorations. Easy to make, even if you are new to sewing, and as felt is so forgiving, some of these patterns could easily be made by younger members of your family. From Christmas Pixies to some adorable Christmas Stockings, this is ideal to make your Christmas more 'homemade'. Templates are provided at the back of the book but just a word of warning, they need enlarging before you can begin so if you were going to choose this book as a stocking filler for someone, I would go to the trouble of enlarging the templates and enclosing them as well you'd be loved forever!


Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts

Oct 13

If you are struggling for stocking fillers, this is a great series of books for crafters from Search Press. There are varied titles, each giving twenty projects. The books are small, concise and might just spark off a new interest or re-kindle an old one, and will give plenty of ideas. Perfect for anyone who loves to make things. This book includes cute makes to brighten up your Christmas tree, table and home. Delightful angels, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and more can hang on the tree. Create a felt garland or pot and basket covers. I love the reindeer and the snowflake decorations. This is Christmas.


Myshelf.com

Sept 13

Make a start on your Christmas decorations with these fast and fun felt fantasies. Unbreakable, simple and modern they are sure to withstand the rough and tumble of the festive season better than traditional glass The Scandinavian theme is spot on at the time of publication, so draw the curtains, put on one of their popular detective series and get crafting! Muted grey, red, white and pale blue is the core palette for these creations and the theme continues with birds, elves, reindeer (my favourite) and decorations of embroidered stars and snowflakes. There are also old favourites such as gingerbread men, toy soldiers and angels as well as a clever woven basket, a pot shaped like a jesters hat, felt name tags, letters to tuck small gifts into and the inevitable advent calendar, here shown as fashionable bunting.

Each project consists of a whole page photograph plus a page of instructions, materials and tools. The lists of tools are a very useful feature; it is easy to compile a shopping list from materials used in a project but also easy to forget what you need to make the item. All the tools are things most people will own anyway and the main material is the felt itself, plus stuffing and thread. Children can attempt many of the projects I have memories of being eight and embroidering a felt bee so families and groups can craft together. Maybe Dad can have a go at actually making felt by shrinking an old jumper in a washing machine... There is nothing quite as special as home made decorations at Christmas, and here is a great collection of them that cleverly manages to avoid merely rehashing what can easily be imagined.

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