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