Felt So Good, Author Q&A, Review and Give Away

We were contacted about reviewing this book and doing a give away. I thought our readers would appreciate a chance to win this new book Felt So Good by Tone Rørseth, published by Sellers Publishing, Inc in September. Tone is a well known for her design both in jewelry and accessories as well as being a photo stylist for interior design magazines.

Tone Rorseth

Tone Rørseth

Felting 3, 2, 1
Q-3 Three types of fibre you can’t live without?

Three types of fiber I can’t live without: I like the very soft merino wool. A contrast to that one is the natural wool coming straight from the sheep. I also use the 3 mm thick Nepal wool.

Q-2 Two tools you use all the time?

Two tools I use all the time: My different felting needles. I use very thin, medium and thick needles for different types of work/art. I also use soap and water for wet felting!

Q-1 One fibre art technique you love the most? 

Favorite technique: I love the needle technique the most, to me it´s a little similar to painting and drawing.

Felt So Good Cover

Now to Tone’s new book that just came out in September. Here’s what the publisher has to say about the book:

“Felt So Good is all about wool. A wonderfully versatile material, wool is a simple and satisfying fiber to work with, and that makes these projects very accessible for crafters of all levels.

Norwegian designer Tone Rørseth has put together a delightful collection of projects for clothing, accessories, and items for the home. She guides the reader through the different types of wool felt to buy and shows how to upcycle all of your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or out-of-style wool sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Readers learn how to choose, cut, restitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more!

Rørseth’s designs are whimsical and fun, and most can be made in an evening or a weekend. She has even included a section dedicated to holiday decorations, such as garlands, tree ornaments, and table decor.”

Felt So Good Acorn Wreath

Felt So Good is 144 page long paperback book that is project based. There is one page about materials and techniques with a paragraph about needle felting, wet felting and “felting” (fulling) wool clothing in the washing machine. This book isn’t going to teach you how to felt but it is great for those of you who like to upcycle wool clothing and sweaters. There are many cute projects including accessories, wearables, home decor and holiday ideas.

The book is laid out with lots of photos of finished projects and basic written instructions. There are patterns at the end of the book for any of the more complex projects. There are not any step by step photos and the book assumes you know basic embroidery stitches and how to use a sewing machine.

Felt So Good Sleeves

And now for the give away. I have one copy of the book from the publishers to give away to our readers. So that anyone can be eligible to win the book, I will be shipping it to you instead of from the publisher. If you would like a chance to win, please leave a comment below and I will need to have your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. The deadline for making a comment is October 22, 2014 and I will announce the winner of Felt So Good on October 23, 2014.

Felt So Good Woven Containers

If you’d like to check out the blog tour for this book, here’s the schedule:

10-16 Blacksheep’s Bit of the Web
10-17 I Hook Design
10-21 Funk and Weber Designs
10-22 Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival
10-23 The Funky Felter
10-24 KarenWhooley.com
10-27 Poetry in Yarn
10-28 Funk and Weber Designs
10-29 Moogly
10-30 Monkey Mayhem
10-31 Mama O Knits/CraftLit
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18 Responses to Felt So Good, Author Q&A, Review and Give Away

  1. Lyn says:

    The acorn wreath heart is so pretty! This looks like an interesting book that I would appreciate on my book shelf so please enter me into the draw. rosiepink@btinternet.com

  2. Mary Stori says:

    What inspiring projects……fun for quickie gifts I’ll bet!! Thank you for the opportunity to own it! mary@marystori.com

  3. ginny says:

    I LOVE the concept of this book! Great title! It appears to be a mix of creating new and reinventing used items. Texture + Color + Creativity = FELT GOOD! Thanks for letting us know and offering a chance to win a book!

  4. Sounds like a very fun resource. Thanks for the review and chance to win.
    oneloosethread@gmail.com

  5. Sounds like an interesting book Ruth. Don’t enter me of course.

  6. Kim says:

    Sounds like a fun book. I would love to win!
    kimmorrison131@yahoo.com

  7. Wow – I need inspiration like this! Please enter my name as well.

  8. meterrilee says:

    I am always inspired by artists from around the world and their different felt creations. I love to read about them and their works and visualize their environment–all the things that make art unique to each artist. No matter how closely one tries, it is nearly impossible to create an exact copy of something made of felt, which is one of the many reasons I love working with it. Tone’s projects look lovely and I would love to have a go at them! Thanks for the chance to win her book. meterrilee@gmail.com

  9. Leonor says:

    Ooh, a giveaway! Sign me in 🙂 I always love to have books on felting as inspiration, this would be a wonderful addition…

  10. Camille Venezia says:

    Thank you for giving ‘felt lovers’ this generous offer! Please enter my name in your drawing to win this treasure filled with creative, diverse and sustainable uses of fibers.

  11. zararooke says:

    Sounds like lots of fun and inspiration. I have a number of wool jumpers that I have felted in the washing machine, but not decided what to do with yet. So this book would be a good start to all sorts of new projects. 🙂

  12. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    It’s great to see some inspiration for upcycling! Good luck with your new book venture Tone!

  13. Gail says:

    What a fun book! I love wet felting and I love repurposing ANYTHING, so this book is a winner on both counts. Hope I end up a winner, too. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  14. Amy Beaith says:

    What a great book! I do mostly wet felting such as felt soaps, but am joining a collective group in Edmonton, AB focused on felting. I’ll be sure to mention this book to them. Thanks!

  15. Judy says:

    Wow, that book looks fantastic. I would love to be in the drawing for it. Thanks for being so kind for the offer. Judy

  16. kipamela says:

    Felt So Good SOUNDS so good. I mostly wet felt but have begun to explore needle felting, this books would be a real asset. Thanks for the review Ruth

  17. So nice to hear of a book that addresses multiple types of felting. 🙂

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