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Wool Felting Workshop – Book Give-Away!


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This week’s book give-away is for a book on wool felting and crafts made with wool felt. Some of the projects in the book include a bit of needlework, some are cute and funny, some are funky and cool, some are household decor, and some are functional clothing-related projects.

Wool Felting Workshop by Vivian Peritts looks like a fun book for anyone interested in making all kinds of things with wool felt. There are heaps of projects featured in the book, from penguins out of wool felt, to sweaters, to pillows, to fish pot holders. The neat thing about any of the projects is that you can personalize them by adding your own touches pretty easily. Felt is fun to work on, takes stitches well, and, in general, is a pretty hearty fabric.

Wool Felting Workshop book give-away

Here’s the cover. The book is brand-spanking new – never used, except for browsing through it. If you look up Wool Felting Workshop on Amazon, you’ll see it sells for just over $10 new.

Wool Felting Workshop book give-away

I have to admit, I think the penguin is Pretty Darned Cute.

Wool Felting Workshop book give-away

And here’s the fish pot handle holder, but I think it could be adapted to all kinds of purposes…. maybe, with a little creativity, it could be made into a pencil case. (I have pencil cases on my mind right now – part of the reason is that school’s coming up again, and the other part is that my niece and I are working on a pattern). Anyway, the fish is embroidered – all the accents and the edges are done with different embroidery stitches.

So, that’s the book, and here’s the deal on the give-away. Like I mentioned last week, I’m trying to reduce my bookshelf content. I have too many books that I just don’t use – and probably never ever will. Many of them were given to me (not purchased by me), and the ones I’m passing on, for the most part, are brand new. I have no more room for books! And my shelves are bowing. Argh.

SO – one lucky winner, picked by random draw, will get this book! All you have to do is leave a comment below, on the subject of wool felting.

The contest ends at 4:00 am on Thursday, August 14 (Central Time, US).

Overseas readers are welcome to participate – I’ll send the book the cheapest air rate possible. For domestic mail, I’ll send it book rate. If you do leave a comment, do be sure to check back on Thursday for the winner. If I don’t hear from the winner by the end of the day Friday, I’ll draw another name. Please make sure you leave a name with your comment!

How to comment: scroll to the bottom of this page (on the website – not on the newsletter!) and click on the “click to comment” link. You can choose to post anonymously, but please sign a name to the comment!

If you win, please contact me with your mailing address…!

I mailed out all kinds of stuff today – one of the quilt books from last week’s book give-away, July’s stash contest (A little late! Sorry, Chrissy!), and some GST. Trips to the post office are not as fun as receiving mail, I guess, but… still, it’s good to get the things on their way. I hope the recipients find them delightful!

Have a great weekend!



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  1. The fish and penguin are so fun looking, so I just have to enter this contest. B’sides it’s a book, and who doesn’t love a new crafting book?
    btw…thank you for all your wonderful instructions you give us. Ilove reading your blog to see what’s new and I can count on learning something each time.
    Mary Anne

  2. Oh, I love wool felt and felting! This looks like a cute book, count me in!

    Also, thank you for your wonderful tutorials. I recently started embroidering again after a LONG lapse, and appreciate the ideas and help.


  3. I like the fact that with felted wool you never have to worry about the edges fraying 🙂

    Thanks for the blog. The tutorials are immensely helpful.

  4. Have always wanted to do felting to embroider on. These projects look like fun ways to get the children involved too

  5. I newly started embroidery after i found your blog and your video tutorials, and i feel that,now its getting more and more interesting and enthusiastic,thanks to you.
    and I lovvvvvvvvvvvvve to be your next winner in your contest to get that book ,since i can learn another new art of woolfelting(who wud not be) and that penguin and fish,they are pulling me to take part in this contest and you are so generous and good hearted to do all this.thank you soooooooo muchhhhhhhh.

  6. Hi,
    I really want to compliment and encourage you for your generous spirit. I am an overseas member who has been looking for projects to do with my kids aged 10,8 and soon to be 6. The wool felting book looks quite encouraging.
    Suzanne Williams (T&T;)

  7. I should not be greedy and enter again-but I would really love this book, and put it to good use.
    I love anything wool, and I have been collecting wool from sales and felting and taking apart for projects.
    I have also needle felted wool roving for fabric postcards and such.
    Thank you so much for sharing your treasures.

  8. Mary, you don’t have to post this one but that book doesn’t look anything like needlefelting. It looks like one could use cheap sheets of craft felt squares to sew those simpleton designs. How did it ever get published? Wool felting is needlefelting using shreds of wool that has been felted or compressed and the crafter further compresses it into a base fabric. Of course, I’m sure that there are some people who would love to use it but I cannot imagine someone with your talent doing so.

  9. I love this site. Loads of info and I really like the idea of maybe winning a book! YEA!!! I’d love the site even if there wasn’t a contest. Great job. Eileene

  10. Too cute! I bet I could come up with some great ideas for another Library Class for Children with this book! Felt is great because, like fleece, you don’t have to finish the edges, unless you want to! Pick me, pick me!


  11. How Lovely, I would love to add this book to my collection for sure, If I can be a lucky winner. Lately I just have not had the luck.


  12. Hi Mary, I would like to enter the Felting Book givaway but I must be dumb because I still cant figure out how. May be the big frost outside has numbed my brain…. Kind regards…

    Elva G.

  13. I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and now I read it everyday! I love your embroidery information. I have become addicted to embroidery. I just bought some wool felt because I wanted to make some felt flowers- but I love the other projects you can make with it as well. Yet another project to be consumed with…..thank you for the inspiration!

  14. I’ve been reading your blog avidly, but haven’t entered any of the give-away contests. The penguin and the fish are just TOO cute for me not to put my name in this particular hat.
    God Bless and THANKS!

  15. How sweet of you to give this book away, and lucky for us you’re in a “cleanupmood”. I’m curious who the lucky winner will be!

  16. Wool becomes felt when it is subjected to moisture, heat, and pressure. Hot soapy water makes the wool slippery, and causes tiny scales on the fiber to “open up”. The scales prevent the fibers from backing up again after they slide across each other; with agitation, the fibers get hopelessly tangled together. When cooled and dried, the scales close and lock the wool into the tough, durable material we call felt.At last, your website is very helpful for me to learn embroidery.your videos helped me a lot.

  17. love the fish! I have a question on wool felt – is there 100% wool felt? I found some in a quilting store, but didn’t get any when the clerk said it was 20-30% wool depending on which bolt. Where can 100% wool felt be found, or is a blend better ???? thanks!

  18. Hi,

    I like 100% wool felt, although the blends are good, too – they hold up to “vicious” handling! Still, I’m a fan of 100% wool. You can find it online in several places – I usually shop through wooly thread (www.woolythread.com)

    Hope that helps!

  19. What a wonderful book you are giving away. The projects shown would be such a nice change from the candle mats I’ve been doing. Hope my name is drawn. Thanks.

  20. I am enjoying your blog a lot. I am new to embroidery and your blog has been extremely helpful and informative. The book looks awesome!

  21. I tried to enter this drawing but must be doing something wrong as my post is not listed. Am I missing something? I mean, besides the wonderful wool felting book.

  22. Hi, Annie – I received a couple comments that came back via e-mail in response to the daily newsletter, which I cut and paste into the comment section here. I also received a couple comments scattered around the site, where people commented on another post about the wool felt book! I don’t know if yours was in there or not.

    I always post comments, unless they are obvious spam comments (or unless they are unsuitable, because of language or something!). So yours may have come one of the other ways, or, somehow, in posting, maybe there was a glitch and it just never got through. I don’t think that happens too often, but I think it could happen.

    I’m sorry about that – if you ever post something and you notice it isn’t showing up on the post (by the end of the day – I don’t usually moderate comments while I’m at work), do feel free to drop me an e-mail (under “contact us” at the top of the page), and I’ll take care of it… or add a comment for you, with your name on it.

    Thanks for letting me know!

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