Wednesday, June 20, 2012

“The Art of Machine Needle Felting” book and CD are now on sale for 25% off

If you are new to machine needle felting or want some project ideas, this book was written for you.  Finally, here is a handbook for any needle felting machine owner that needs to learn how to create, maintain, and use their machines to their best advantage. Learn about fibers, fabrics, yarns, tools, replacement parts, not to mention patterns and directions for your own art work.

Some of the highlights of the book are:

·        How to use the Embellisher to create different kinds of artwork

·        Fabric substrates that are available and how each produces different effects

·        Needle sizes available as well as where to get them and when to use them; how to polish your needles to extend the life of them

·        Illustrated directions for changing needles, changing needle heads, using your machine

·        In depth description of tools, where to get them and how to use them

·        In depth presentation of fibers, such as wool, silk, angora, Angelina, bamboo, nylon, etc., their properties, where to get them and when to use
them in your work

·        In depth practice with creating samples to learn all that can be done with this machine before beginning the actual projects

·        Incorporating yarn through the yarn port and guides- how and when to use it

·        Illustrated directions for preparing or mixing fibers with hand carding combs

·        Projects included for beginners as well as seasoned needle felting artists

·        How to prepare and enlarge patterns for Needle Felted Impressionistic wool paintings

·        Finishing techniques for quilters

·        Illustrated wet felting tutorial for smoothing the surface of the finished pieces

·        Four pages devoted to trouble shooting and problem solving

·        Listings of businesses locally and online that stock the tools and supplies listed in this book

·        150 pages of full color print on glossy heavy stock paper

·        Includes a CD with copy-ready patterns and photos for better close-up views for the reader

For a sneak peek into some of the pages of the book and for a link to a video, go to and click on the online store page.  You can view a video by Nancy Zieman and see more information on the book including ordering details. 
Falling Leaves

Skies Over Lancaster

Monet's Garden