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New Books for Sewing

Cover Techniken und Projekte mit plastischen Stofeffekten

Alison J. Reid
Nähen in der dritten Dimension
144 S. · Hauptverlag
24,90 € · Order

Vividly Fabric Effects
Everybody among us who has basic knowledge of sewing will find more than 50 design ideas in this book. You will learn how to experiment with a diversity of techniques and diverse fabrics and yarn. That way you will be able to create your very own objects for your home. This book is opening up some challenges for you to create wonderful textile interior designs.

Dekoprojekte für zu Hause rund ums Jahr


126 S. · Knaur Verlag
16,99 € · Order

Decoration throughout the Year
This book is divided into the themes of the seasons and offers a whole range or colorful sewed objects that are very cute. Very good instructions lead you through the making process and you will get lots of inspirations and ideas that will give your home a special touch with decorations.

Kreative Kleider, Taschen, Wohnaccessoires

Einfach selber nähen
224 S. · DK-Verlag
19,95 € · Order

Creative Sewing Workshop
Are you looking for a sewing book suitable for beginners? We have found something that is just right for you: This book explains everything to you that you wanted to learn, starting from a straight seam or ideas for appliqués onto how to sew a zipper into a finished object. Every instructions is underlined with text and pictures that are of great help. You will also learn how to measure and cut the right way. Practice makes perfect! We are sure you are going to have lots of fun and perfect experiences with this book!

Ideen und Anleitungen für kleine und große Projekte, Mit Vorlagenbogen

Fantasievolle Quilts
214 S. · DK-Verlag
16,95 € · Order

Small Quilts and Big Quilts
Wintertime is a great time to start big sewing projects that come with a great package of fun and joy. Quilts are a great avocation be they small for a couch or as a wall hanging or huge for a bed as a bedcover. The author chose very fine colors and patterns and offers you lots of ideas. Great instructions and models offer beginners and experts a certainty of successful quilts. This book is very multifarious and it is a must have for every quilters studio!

Schnitte und Anleitungen für Mädchen- und Jungenkleidung

für Kinder

144 S. · Hauptverlag
29,90 € · Order

Clothes for Boys and Girls
The authors are the owners of the well known Studio Tantrum and Farbenmix. They produce designs and cuts for children clothing. Creativity, correct fit and happiness are guaranteed in this book. Everyone who would like to sew clothes for kids is going to find ideas and instructions in this great book. We are sure that your kids are going to want quite a few of the suggested clothes in this book if they happen to see some of the designs!


8 Grundschnitte für 25 Kleidungsstücke

Nähen im
japanischen Stil

128 S. · Haupt
24,90 €

Clothes with Japanese Flair
Do you agree that the most comfy clothes are the ones we wear the most? Be able to create out of 8 basic cuts 25 models ranging from tops, dresses, skirts to blouses. Any size is possible to work on and the instructions make it very easy to follow the necessary steps. Enrich your wardrobe with these Japanese-like clothes that are not only suitable for Sundays at home but also for a nice evening out.

Die Verarbeitungstechniken Schritt für Schritt


160 S. · Haupt
29,90 €

Professional Manufacture Techniques
This book is a highlight for all of you that would like to learn more about sewing techniques and detail accuracy. The ring binding makes the book very handy. That way you can position it right next to your sewing machine and follow the step by step instructions easily. This book is filled with extraordinary basic knowledge.

Patchwork- und Nähprojekte mit Gute-Laune-Garantie

Patch happy!
78 S.
14,99 €

Guarantee for a Good Mood
Start sewing with great fun and easiness. Table runners, bags for your laptop or your mobile phone, bolsters and egg warmers to name just a few creations with great vitality. These textile treasures are going to bring you lots of joy during the making and afterwards!

genäht und gepatcht

Mug Rugs
62 S.
14,99 €

Textile Coasters
The newest perfect place for your cup is a textile coaster. These textile carpets for your cup or your glassware are actually collector´s objects. Christa Rolf has asked some artists to send her special designs for these coasters and we love what those artists created! Every technique is well explained and you will be able to try them for yourself. It is only a matter of time when you will be starting to make your very own textile coasters for your cups!

20 bezaubernde Nähideen

at its best

94 S. · OZ
16,99 €

British Design
The authors show you gifts and handmade treasures in British style in this book. They offer you a great range of objects that are doable by beginners and experts. We like the diversity of creative objects in this book and we also love the benign touch of the content. You will be offered great inspirations for gifts for these special friends in your life and you will not only love making those gifts you will also adore them when they are finished!


Great news: the winter issue of 2012 is now in stock of the station bookstalls and at the airport bookstalls in Germany, Austria, Czechia and Luxembourg. We are very proud of the new issue and hope you will love it too!
With this news we would like to make you aware of some very interesting events. There are workshops with Lisa Klakulak from the U.S. for example but we would also like to introduce you to the first felted art trail.
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Winterausgabe #37
Diana Nagorna Article FUN #37

Show is fantastic for fibre and felt

Visitors to the wool and natural fibres extravaganza Wonderwool Wales 2013 will be guaranteed a show that’s bursting at the seams with creativity and inspiration.
Fibre enthusiasts can shop ‘til they drop at a lively show where around 175 exhibitors will offer a wide and vibrant selection of yarns, fibres, equipment, books and designer-made products covering all the fibre crafts such as knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and felting.
The event will be held over the weekend of April 27 and 28 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. Held annually for the past seven years, it is now a firm favourite for anyone who is enthusiastic about natural fibres, crafts and environmentally-friendly fashion and furnishings. Originally set up to showcase Welsh wool, the festival has more than quadrupled in size since it was first held and has broadened to include a whole range of other natural fibre items, including alpaca, mohair, angora, hemp, flax and silk.
Show highlights include the ever-popular Woolschool workshops, many often booked to capacity before the show, which offer the chance to learn a range of skills. The 2013 programme includes Sirpa Mantyla from Finland showing how to make felted mittens and wrist warmers.
The show also provides plenty more opportunities to get tips from the experts, with the Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers giving demonstrations in their combined display area and many other stands putting on their own events and activities. Throughout the weekend there will be a series of felt making demonstrations by members of the International Feltmakers Association and on other stands, visitors will be able to watch spinning, knitting, crochet techniques, weaving and dyeing demonstrations. The show’s interactive area also gives visitors the chance to try their hand at a range of techniques, get advice

A festival of welsh wool and natural fibres

on a particular subject, watch demonstrations or just catch up with friends and knit and natter. As usual, the entertaining Sheepwalk, a woolly take on the catwalk, will showcase garments and accessories made by exhibitors in a way which never fails to amuse as well as inspire. The show will also include exhibits of rare breed sheep and alpacas, including an exhibit by the British Coloured Sheep Breeders’ Association.
Wonderwool Wales is run by a small group of producers who have succeeded in growing the show and its reputation year on year until it can now claim to be Wales' premier annual festival of wool and natural fibres. Since 2011, it has also been an official supporter of The Campaign for Wool.

Workshop »Aborigine Inspired Surfaces«

For 3 days we got in touch with the world of the Aborigines at Big Cat Textiles in Newburgh, Scotland. Big Cat Textiles is owned by the Scottish-German textile artist Jeanette Sendler. Since its official launch in March 2012, national and international master classes have taken place at the centre, providing another meeting place for feltmakers around the globe, this time in Scotland. The workshop started with looking into the background of Aborigine paintings: the symbols, the story, the mystic and their techniques. The content of the workshop focused on the well-known »Dot Painting«-technique. Dotpaintings have touched me particularly because even though they are painted → Read More

Big Cat Textiles 2012
»Aborigine Inspired Surfaces«

Opening new doors

The date of publication of the new winter issue of the FUN is December 4, 2012. You can pre-order your issue already at the FUN-Shop, we will deliver it to you immediately at the date of release.
The new winter issue opens doors to studios of remarkable artists for you. We report about felted art and events in- and outdoors as well as talk about workshop topics of international lecturers that are highly interesting. Brand new collections of the fashion world are an inspiration for the winter times, from romantics to lace-felt and the »upcycled« technique. Sculptures, figures and objects introduce you to the great varieties of the felters world.
An interesting instruction can inspire you for some individual Christmas gifts. The necessary material can be found on your winter-walks, in your backyard or your studio. Jessica von der Fecht has handy tips for you for the must-have of felters, the addiQuick. We also get to know her personal story and we´ll get insight into her label »mobifilz«. You would like to get more information? Click here.

Winter issue 2012
Winter issue 2012 #37


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