Giveaway – The Right Fibre PDF e-book

I first had the idea for some kind of reference source for information about embellishment fibres about 7 or 8 years ago. This was before it was quite so easy to have your own website like this one, or publish e-books by yourself. When we started this website, we did try to add as much info as possible about embellishment fibres-you can find lots of pics under the Other Fibres drop down on the menu bar-and I’ve probably shown more than my fair share of felt pieces combining different wool breeds and fibres! But having access to info is never quite as convenient as having the info all in one place is it? Well, after many years and 3 different cameras (taking photos of fibrey things certainly wears the motors out!) I have finally finished my e-book, The Right Fibre.

The Right Fibre smallIt isn’t a project based book- I don’t tell you how I think you should use fibres, it’s an objective look at them.  I profile 20 different embellishment fibres, and show lots of photos of how they look after felting in various ways, so it’s easy to compare them with each other and see similarities and differences.

compilation 1There is also a section detailing various things which affect the way a fibre will felt and look after felting, so by the end you have the information you need to choose the right fibre and give you more control over the outcome.

compilation 2For more information, have a look at the full blurb on my blog. To win a free copy of The Right Fibre, all you have to do is 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 8 days from now on Sunday 31st May 2015, so please check back to see if you’ve won.

compilation 3The Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for the entries 🙂

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79 Responses to Giveaway – The Right Fibre PDF e-book

  1. says:

    Congratulations Zed on completing this new book. I know you have been testing different fibres and collecting samples for quite some time. It must have been a lot of work for you but the outcome is wonderful as I can judge from sample pages. I particularly like the cover. Best of luck with selling this book. I’ll spread the information via FB.

  2. What a brilliant resource. Your testing posts have always been very interesting but as you say, to have it all in one place is great. I would love to enter the giveaway.

  3. filzundglas says:

    a very good idea to collect the fibres and to make a “book” out of it. greetings Ulrike

  4. Your new book looks wonderful! I have really been enjoying your site, and greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into making the information available.

  5. Gail McNeill says:

    What a good idea to create this resource. Have so enjoyed sharing your felting journey.

  6. Susan says:

    Best of luck and congratulations. Great resource

  7. jjodrey says:

    Wow!! What a fantastic resource this will be. Please enter me in the contest.

    Kind regards,

  8. Jill francis says:

    Great stuff, Zed, you are an expert in this field, so passionate about samples, & now good of you to share this expertise

  9. Jan Nicholls says:

    Lovely – I’ve enjoyed seeing all the samples you posted. I”d love to win the book! Thanks so much for sharing so much with us!

  10. I’ve been reading your posts on how fibres felt with great interest and it would be great to have it all easily accessible in an ebook!

  11. Alice Holejsovsky says:

    Love the idea!

  12. What a great idea to have all this info in one convenient place. Must have taken a lot of time to compile all this information.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Kathy 🙂
      Some of the first photos I took were the fibres, as seen on the front cover, and some of these were taken at the end of 2011 and start of 2012!

  13. Linda6765 says:

    Wonderful addition to the felting world!

  14. meterrilee says:

    Wow! What a great idea Zed–thank you! I try to experiment with different fibers but haven’t delved nearly as deep as you have. I would love to have this for reference to help get me out of my standbys of bamboo and tencel and into a much broader world.

  15. Audrey B. says:

    This would be a great resource to have – I would love to win!

  16. Gail Abney says:

    This is a terrific idea! It’s something I would definitely read, use, and refer to again and again. I am a relatively new, self-taught, wet felter. I make scarves and love to embellish them. I’m learning by experimenting as to how different embellishments look after they’ve been felted. A book like this would be so helpful.

  17. Jill says:

    Zed, Bravo for all of your research and testing! I’m always looking for new embellishing fibers. Unfortunately, I never have the patience to test them first. This book will take the guess work out of trying new things.

  18. jane says:

    Well done Zed that looks fantastic, wonderful in depth research and would be of interest to any felter.

  19. Susan brown says:

    Thank you for all your hard work. I am so interested

  20. zedster66 says:

    Thanks a lot for all the nice comments 🙂

  21. Maggie Pratt says:

    What a good idea, knowing how a fibres works is such a help. Thanks Zed for the generous sharing of your experiences

  22. Angie Norton says:

    If it is not too late to enter my name, I’d like to enter for a chance to win this book. 🙂

  23. zedster66 says:

    The giveaway is open all week, until next Sunday morning when I announce the winner 🙂

  24. Lyn says:

    Well done Zed – what an achievement!

  25. Barb says:

    Thank you ..looking at all your books

  26. As a retired technical writer/editor I KNOW the sweat and tears that went into this lovely book, a wonderful resource. Forget the scattered and untested info on the www. Many Kudos to you.

  27. Leonor says:

    Congrats on the publishing! I just know for sure this was a lot of hard work, so well done 🙂 Here’s to curiosity, and the pursuit of new ideas for more books – and may you publish many more!

  28. CCG says:

    This sounds like an interesting ebook.
    Thanks for offering it.

  29. Julia Musi says:

    Congratulations on such a monumental achievement. Would love to have a copy. Julia

  30. Maureen O'Rorke says:

    This looks like a very helpful book!

  31. nanacathy2 says:

    Sounds a really useful book.

  32. Jenny Simmons says:

    For a novice like me this book will be invaluable. I often refer to your creating felt artwork.

  33. sejwhite says:

    This looks like a great resource. I might not be able to wait for the drawing! Congrats on finishing.

  34. how wonderful! a wonderful idea, thank you for the chance to wiin! x

  35. Your postings are so beautiful and inspiring. I am a self-taught fiber explorer, working from books and making stuff on my kitchen floor (my cats tend to grab tufts of wool and run away with it from time to time). Bless your heart for all your lovely art, hard work and passing on your knowledge.

  36. ali says:

    Looks like a great giveaway, please count me in

  37. cathy sizer says:

    Back again for another try. Looks like an essential book for any felter.

  38. Maureen Bell says:

    Another world! Knowledge to explore and learn!

  39. Donna Conklin says:

    This looks to be an excellent resource book for learning what different fibers are capable of. I often buy fibers just based on their look but it would be nice to know their parameters too. I’d love to win a copy.

  40. Kathleen says:

    Looks fab, well done 😀

  41. Judi says:

    As a beginner self teaching felter, this would be a wonderful reference book in this wonderful world of felting!

  42. Linda says:

    this would be a great help with my felting inexperience.

  43. Laura Lundrigan says:

    What a great resource to have!

  44. This looks as if it contains a lot of wisdom and practical advice!

  45. Iris H says:

    I am looking forward to seeing your e-book and am passing details of your Blog to some of my felting friends who I know will enjoy it immensely.

  46. Susan Lime says:

    feeling fortunate! that I have come across this blog.

  47. I needed this book several months ago :). Looks like a winner and something every felter needs on the shelf. Love to win this one.
    Mary Lou

  48. Thanks for compiling and sharing your research into a technical reference ebook. It will be very interesting and informative. Also thankyou for a chance to win a copy.

  49. nina says:

    What a fabulous book to use as a reference. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the art of felting.

  50. Chris Trotter says:

    Always read with great interest all your explorations. Still hoping to find banana fibre to mix with jabob. Thanks

  51. Wilma says:

    Wha ta great resource this will be for all textile artists.

  52. Sue Evans says:

    Wow what a great resource ! How exciting – thanks for all the work you’ve obviously put into this e-book – sue

  53. Sue Clutterbuck says:

    Looks like a really useful book.

  54. Gill Kicks says:

    Just at the beginning of the felting ‘journey’ and discovering how to embed different bits and pieces. Your publication will be my further inspiration!

  55. zedster66 says:

    Thanks for all the great comments! I am reading them all 🙂

  56. lootytoot says:

    Thanks for the chance to win your amazing book!

  57. Mary Seaman says:

    Wonderful looking book. And a subject which has confused me.

  58. balexa75 says:

    It seems so interesting. Just like what I’m looking for. Wonderful

  59. CanadianKariboo says:

    I am a newbie to the world of felting, and although I have not actually created anything yet, I have been making myself busy doing research on line. I love the fact that all you creative people are willing to share your talents and knowledge so us less talented folk can learn from the comforts of our homes. I would like to learn more about the use of various fibers in artwork, so your book sounds like it would be a very useful tool. Cheers!

  60. JonniH says:

    I would love to win your book. It looks like a fabulous resource.

  61. That looks like a wonderful book! It will give me so many different ways to push the boundaries with fibers.

  62. helenekus says:

    what a great resource to have. I enjoy following your blog. I always learn something new.

  63. Wonderful work, very interesting, I would like to know how I can get one copy in case I don’t win.

  64. Frances says:

    Zed I have enjoyed your other e-books and I know this one will be as good as they are

  65. Jean says:

    what a fun book! I really love the guess work mostly taken out of what a fiber will look like in a project. Good job!

  66. Susanne Ryan says:

    How fantastic! it will be a great resource to consult.

  67. Bonnie says:

    I’ve dyed my own fibers and would love to read more on how to create with these colored fibers

  68. Carolyn says:

    I am just entering the amazing world of fibre arts. Your books is just a wonderful resource! Congratulations!

  69. Åsa H. says:

    This is a book I would love to have! I’m not afraid to try new things but this book would simplify my life so much. Thanks for taking the time and effort of making a book so we don’t have to make quite so many mistakes!!! 😉

  70. La Folie Feutrière says:

    I’m just starting a small felting activity here in SW France. Its name translates roughly as Felting Mad. However I would like to be a little madder and dare to jazz up my work with more texture and your book looks just the thing to give me the courage to do so.

  71. Mary E. says:

    This looks like an amazing resource — and a wonderful compilation! I am just crazy for fibres, textures, and embellishment. I hope I win!!

  72. Jude Beckett says:

    Hi Zed.looking fwd to seeing you and your work on Sun 7th at Victoria baths.Hope you will be there.

    • zedster66 says:

      Oh, Hi Jude 🙂
      I just found some of the locks you gave me ages ago when I was tidying! I didn’t book a stall this time, but might still go down. I’m doing the makefest at MOSI in August though. Victoria baths is having something similar, but I missed out applying.

  73. Am says:

    I always enjoy learning about fibre/fiber especially as I have a carder at home now!

  74. Yule says:

    I’ve just discovered your site and what luck – one day until the draw. I’m about to do some wet felting, so your information was invaluable, thank you. And I’d love to win your ebook!

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