Rotraud Reinhard (author); A FELT FARM; Floris Books (Nonfiction: Crafts & Hobbies) $19.95 ISBN: 9780863157899
Byline: Jennifer Sperry Steinorth
There's a German proverb that translates, you can't turn a billy goat into a gardener. In English, we might say don't trust the cat to watch the cream or don't send the fox to guard the henhouse. But after spending some time in the wooly world of Rotraud Reinhard's A Felt Farm, your faith in the goodness of all creatures will be restored and you'll want to create all sorts of idyllic or fantastic farming scenes. Translated from the original German by Anna Cardwell, this beautiful book guides beginning and experienced felters through the creation of everything farm. From flowering meadows and apple trees to cattle and troughs and the milking shed, from lambs and pigs and geese, to the cast iron stove of their human keepers, A Felt Farm is packed with gorgeous examples, clear instruction, and helpful hints sure to inspire.
With projects increasing in difficulty from the most basic -- some of which can even be completed by young children -- to those that are quite advanced, this charming book is perfect for experienced crafters and greenhorns alike. Reinhard outlines not only degrees of difficulty and accurate lists of supplies, but the approximate length of time to complete each piece, so ambitious...