Monday, April 7, 2008

Felted Books?

Felted books? Well, of course!

I have been playing with making felted books for over a year and although my home grown lab mice have grown up and left home, I have a 2 year old grandson and a 3 year old god daughter to take their place.

Warren and Mila have been the lucky ones that get to test out these treasures during the development stages and they are a hit! These books are durable, colorful and soft. They love to look at the pictures and make up their own stories as they go and it is a delight to seem them learn how to handle books and turn pages all the while babbling in their precious baby talk.

I will say that the first few prototypes were rather primative and I learned so much during the process. But the end result was worth it.

The cover is knit with 100% wool and wet felted until the fibers are bound into one fabric. The pages are made with cotton or flannel prints. Now I am constantly stalking the fabric shops for bright interesting prints to turn into a felted book.

Every toddler should have one of these treasures.


Carry Grace said...

Val, these are precious!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! These are adorable.