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Table of Contents

Introduction - 4 Techniques - 6 Materials 7 Duck 8 Giraffe - 10 Bear - 12 Butterfly 14 Cat 16 Cat on a Mat - 18 Dog on a Mat 20 Cocker Spaniel - 22 Cow Parsley 24 Baby Bird - 26 Owl 28 Chicken 30 Swirly Bird - 32 Poppy 34 Lily - 36 Bouquet - 38 Flowerpot 40 Beach Hut 42 Cupcake - 44 Fairy - 46 Stitch Tips - 48

About the Author

Myra trained in Textile Art and Dress & Textile Design with Education at Ilkley College (University of Bradford, W. Yorks) and spent several years teaching and developing her textile skills, often combining the two. She left teaching in 2003 to explore and develop her work as a textile artist, fusing natural fibres, hand dyed fabrics, and embellished hand-made felt to create rich landscapes, sunsets or seascapes. Most recently, she has combined her felt and illustrative style to produce smaller pieces and 'wearable art'. Myra has exhibited at numerous shows, including Landmark Arts Contemporary Textile Fair, Craft @ Top Drawer and as an invited demonstrator for three years in the Specialists Craft & Design Marquee at Living Crafts Hatfield House and at their last show at Blenheim Palace. She will be showing at Ideal Homes Glasgow this May having been 'spotted' at Hatfield House. Myra has exhibited in several galleries and her work has ended up in private collections throughout the UK and the rest of Europe, America & New Zealand. She gives talks and demonstrations, runs workshops for children and adults, and is a visiting artist to local schools working on bespoke creative textile projects. Myra has a strong online presence, with her own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Myra lives in Milton Keynes.

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If you love brooches, then this great value book, from the Twenty to Make series is perfect for you. It contains a range of attractive felt designs that will appeal to experienced sewers and beginners. It offers 20 popular motifs including an owl, dogs, cats, cupcakes, fairies and flowers, plus more quirky subjects such as a beach hut. The brooches can be created using handmade or manufatured felt, and thye have been designed so that you can start out with an easy design and then develop using your sewing machine as as a drawing tool to create mini wearable works of art.

* Love to Make *

April 2015

20 felt sewing projects that are quick, easy, stylish, modern and attractive. This book provides a range of fun and attractive felt brooch designs that will appeal to seasoned sewing machine users as well as beginners. The designs include popular motifs such as an owl, a chicken, dogs, cats, cupcakes, fairies and flowers, as well as more quirky subjects such as a beach hut and a seed head. Some designs include organza, beads and other materials as embellishment. A techniques section is included which explains step-by-step all the stitches used, and a template is provided for each design. The author has made the 20 designs in bought felt which is features in the styled shots. She has then re-made each project using her own handmade felt to showcase the different effects that can be achieved with texture and depth of colour. Each of these alternatives has been photographed in detail.

* Quilting For You *

February 2015

This is a lovely little book full of fun projects, 20 in all. Excellent introduction to free machine stitching. Clear concise instructions. Suitable for older children working with adult supervision or adults looking to try free machine stitching with a finished project. Felt is easy to work with , it doesn't fray, it comes in a huge variety of colours or if you are a feltmaker you could use hand dyed felt. These brooches would make excellent presents, they could be put on a card or they would make a lovely stocking filler. From a bunch of flowers to a dog on a mat this book is for everyone

* Young Embroiderers *

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