I’ve just finished a tutorial with everything you need to know to make a piece of flat felt and turn it into a book-cover with a flap closure and delrin clip. It took forever because I started toying with the idea of doing workshops and started working on updating and expanding my Wet Felting tutorial, and I also wanted to do the tutorial for making the book cover, and in the end I decided to combine them.
I thought I’d never finish, but I finally got it uploaded to the hosting site yesterday (hopefully, I did it right!) so I’m giving away a copy. It’s a 59 page PDF and has lots of different sections and loads of photos right through the whole process of planning, making a sample, laying out the wool and fibres, wet felting, cutting out the pieces, and sewing it together. For more details you can read the full blurb on my blog.
You don’t need to do anything special to enter, just leave a comment on this post. If you’d like to spread the word through your blog or facebook etc, it would be very much appreciated but it isn’t a requirement. I will randomly draw the winner 6 days from now, on Thursday 27th February 2014, so please check back on the 27th to see if you’ve won, and leave a comment on the announcement post so I can contact you with the download information.
Also … together with the tutorial, I am giving away a custom ‘Project Pack’: enough wool, fabrics and embellishment fibres to make a sample and piece of felt big enough to make a cover for an A5 notebook ( they’re about 21 x 15cm or 8 x 6″), a delrin clip and embroidery thread. I’ll make up the wool batts to your specifications, whichever colour theme you want, which embellishment fibres to blend in, some texturey wools if you like, etc.
44 thoughts on “Giveaway!”
Love it! The preview pics look so helpful. I did go to your blog link to check on buying it but didn’t see pricing. But it is still early in the morning so perhaps I’m missing something 😉
I’ll add that, thanks for reminding me
($13.50 btw, or about £8.10)
Yay! I love your work and blog emails. Very inspiring. Vicky 🙂
Please enter me for your giveaway. I make felt but am always on the lookout for different and exciting projects to try.
Best wishes and happy felting!
I’d love to learn to do this!
Looks like fun!!!!! Congrats on finishing your tutorial!!!!
Love your book cover!!!
Love the texture – great job!!!!
love the book cover. if i don’t win, how do i buy the tutorial???
Thanks, Toni 🙂
It’s available on my blog as an instant download http://feltbyzed.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
And etsy as an instant download too: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/180055152/handmade-felt-book-cover-project?ref=shop_home_active_1
Looks great – please enter us.
I’d love to enter your giveaway, Zed. I’ll share this on my FB page as well (although I should be selfish and keep the information all to myself to better my chances, haha!)
Have a great day!
I purchased your another ‘book’ from you and would love to have this one!
Sounds like you really put a lot of work into this tutorial – hope it is successful for you.
Your book cover is beautiful.I would love to try this .Thank You for sharing…
Thanks a lot for all the nice comments, everyone 🙂
I would love to have the chance to win this fantastic giveaway. I love wet felting and this would be a fantastic first project. 🙂
Great tutorial as usual! Will you be offering kits in your Etsy shop? I will also share this on my FB timeline. You’ve got a real winner here. 🙂
Thanks, Marilyn 🙂
I probably will put the project kits on etsy, I’m trying to work out if I can do a combined download/kit listing.
Looks like a great tutorial book. ai love your posts and your willingness to share so much that you do. 🙂
Please add me to you draw as I love your journal covers!
Hi Zed, what an amazing give-away! I can vouch for how thorough and informative your beyond nuno book is so am looking forward to reading through this one too :o)
Your work is beautiful.I love the softness of felting and would love to win.
I have taken a few felting classes. I love it! I love the texture, the colors, and the quick gratification. I have made beads, pictures, and animals. Would love to make that pink journal. Thanks for chance to win! Thanks for the inspiration.
Aaw, such nice comments 🙂
I removed your email Paula, so you don’t get spammed.
I love felting and book-making. This combines both crafts!
Zed, Your notebook cover is beautiful, and I have been admiring it for awhile. Thanks for your continuing inspiration!
Thank you for the chance to win! Pink is my daughters favourite colour!
Just starting out on my own felting journey and would like to enter the giveaway so please include me. Love your blog and work,so inspiring! With thanks x
I’ve only been felting a year and I would like to learn more. I really like this book cover.
PS I so love your felted vessels!
The tutorial looks fab & so does the notebook! 🙂
Love your work. I would love the tutorial.
Thanks a lot, everyone 🙂
Great project! Thanx for the opportunity to win…
Fab, Ann! Gotta love pink!!
Inspiring, as ever Zed! Your tutorial preview looks very professional and I would love to be entered into the draw.
Looks like a fun and clear tutorial. Plus that pink would be very pretty for my girlie BFF’s gratitude journal!
Looks like a great book…can’t wait to see it!!!
I’m impressed with how productive and multi-talented you are. Felt, photo’s and computer skills! Really enjoy reading your blog, and the inspiration it provides.
Thanks again everyone for the really nice comments 🙂
There’s still two days to go for anyone who wants to enter.
Just to be clear, the giveaway is for the PDF tutorial, and a Project pack with everything to make a book cover. I will make it up for you after the draw, in any colour or colour combo you like, it doesn’t have to be pink, but it can be 🙂
Well this is irresistible Zed. I have been meaning to ask you for clear instructions as to how you do your covers for ages. You do such so good job of production.
Thanks, Liz 🙂