Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt: 25 Whimsical Sewing by Kata Golda

By Kata Golda

With out greater than felt and thread, Kata Golda creates toys and functional goods for the house which are undeniably captivating, trendy, and sweetly imperfect. Her whimsical creations were promoting at high-end boutiques for numerous years, and now, in Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt, she exhibits crafters of all ability degrees tips on how to make 25 of her favorites.Ranging from children’s finger puppets and a tooth-fairy pillow to picture “brag” books, messenger baggage, and curtains and blankets, almost all these tasks may be accomplished in an hour or much less. they're made up of uncomplicated shapes of wool felt sewn jointly and customised with detailed info, all utilizing basic, huge stitches. step by step directions and templates, besides lovable pictures and hand-drawn illustrations, make every one undertaking easy to duplicate. Playful tutorials, reminiscent of the way to customize tasks with quite a few facial expressions, upload to the allure of this pleasant book.

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BUY IT PREMADE A wide variety of preprocessed fibers can be purchased from papermaking suppliers (see resource guide). The following pulps can be rehydrated and processed in a blender or a variety of other machines designed to break down pulp (see processing fiber, page 48). You should be aware that the paper made from preprocessed fibers will look different from sheets made from the same raw plant material because of the many variables in the processing of the fibers. Common Preprocessed Fibers Generally, you process these materials in the same way you process recycled paper.

Harvest about a pound (dry weight) of fiber. You can harvest grasses when they are fresh or dry, either by pulling them up by the roots or cutting them. Grass fibers are the easiest to process, but they usually break down significantly, yielding the least amount of pulp. sedge grass rush Other Plant Fibers Plants you might expect to make the most beautiful papers might not contain enough fiber to hold together as sheets. For example, flower petals and tree leaves will not produce sheets by themselves.

Overcooking the fiber or cooking it in too strong a solution can destroy its COLLECTING AND PREPARING THE FIBER 49 integrity by breaking down the cellulose. Retting (fermenting) is a better alternative. Retting accomplishes two things: it loosens the cellulose, and it breaks down noncellulose material, reducing or eliminating the need to cook the fiber. A way of letting nature help you prepare your fiber, it can be as simple as leaving your plants out in the back yard or as complex as dissolving them in an alkaline solution and monitoring the pH.

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