Handmade Felt Books

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Stitched spines on my felt books

I have an embellisher attachment for my Bernina, so when I had a load of scraps of felt I embellished them all together to create a large piece of cloth. It took a while to decide what to do with it as it was so yummy, but in the end I made three books to sell at our exhibition.

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Buckle fastener

This is the first one I made, to which I added a leather strap. The buckle is from an old watch strap (never throw things away!).  I made the strap using some scraps of leather and attached it using my new rivets. That was decidedly tricky.

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Back of the book

You can see some beading on here. Felt and beads go well together. It’s the combination of textures. As well as felt I included some dyed scrim and various bits of yarn.

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Twig fastening

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and thought I’d try it out. I love the effect. The twig came from a beach in Devon.

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A tray of rings

I also made these rings. Hopefully they’ve sold so I can make some more as I do like making them and want to try some new designs.

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5 thoughts on “Handmade Felt Books

    • Hi, thanks for your comment. I didn’t wet felt these. They were needle felted using an attachment I have for my Bernina sewing machine. It works in the same way as the needlefelting I did for the brooches in a previous post, but is quicker. If you don’t have a Bernina there are various makes of Embellisher machines, which look like sewing machines, but they aren’t cheap.
      Jenny

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      • Sorry just realised I completely missed the first line of your post! Thanks for your reply, I think I’ll definitely have a look into whether there’s anything for mine. I like the effects with needle felting but it is so slow.

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