Get ready to bring a whole new dimension to your knitting with felting. "Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting: Step-by-Step Instruction for Perfectly Felted Crafts" shows you how to conquer the basics of felting, a technique that involves purposely shrinking your knitting to create a firm fabric that can be turned into bags, hats, and other finished crafts. Following simple, step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color images, you'll learn how to felt both by hand and by machine as you work through more than a dozen felting projects including blankets, bowls, pillows, and scarves. Once you have these easy felting techniques under your belt, you'll even learn how to create patterns for your own original felting projects. Helpful before-and-after pictures of knit and felted swatches help you see what a particular yarn will look like felted and a list of suppliers will help you find a variety of wonderful yarns to work with. Even if you're new to knitting, this book will show you how to knit and felt unique projects with ease. Prepare to get hooked on felting with "Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting!"
Sarah E. White is a freelance writer and editor based in Arkansas. An avid crafter for most of her life, she is the Guide to Knitting at About.com (http://knitting.about.com) where she provides information and instruction to knitters, as well as free original patterns and a place to meet other knitters. She has been interested in felting for several years and is always excited to see what comes out of the wash.