Felt Wee Folk

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I am pleased to announce the release of my newest how-to book, Felt Wee Folk – New Adventures: 120 Enchanting Dolls by Salley Mavor, C&T Publishing ©2015, 160 pages, 8″ x 10″. The book is available from booksellers, but books ordered from my Etsy Shop (here) include some extra goodies; an autograph, a poster (folded flat), faux flowers to make 2 fairies and a wee folk notecard.

The book is selling so well that the publisher has already ordered a second printing! Rob and I had such fun filming the process of making a doll for this book trailer:

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2003 edition

This long-awaited all-doll version expands the wee world introduced in the original edition of Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects (C&T Publishing 2003), with pictures, directions and patterns for making more bendable figures with a variety of hairstyles, outfits, and armatures.

Favorite doll projects from the first book, including acorn-capped blossom fairies and other fanciful wee folk make a return appearance. And as requested by fans, more challenging techniques, such as wig making are added, making this book suitable for all skill levels, from the beginner who is learning the blanket stitch to the experienced embroiderer who relishes fine stitching.

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The book is bursting with inspirational photographs of little characters (sized 1.5″ – 4.5″)set up in miniature worlds, from woodland scenes to doll houses, to fairy gardens. A certain type of person enjoys creating and looking into tiny, enchanting worlds and this book is for them! These dolls appeal to the child within you, no matter your age.

I was very happy to receive this testimonial from Debbie, owner of A Child’s Dream:
“I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your book. All the detail is incredible and so inspiring. It’s clear you’ve poured your heart and soul into it. I’ve seen many craft and how-to books over the years and I just wanted you to know I feel yours is one of the very best! I’m honored and deeply grateful to be included in your resource section. Thanks so very much!”

Supplies to make the wee folk dolls, including wool felt can be ordered from A Child’s Dream. They also offer a Felt Wee Folk craft supply basket with practically everything you need. And I sell faux flowers to make fairies, as well as the book in my Etsy Shop.

Take a behind the scenes look at photo shoots for the book here.

poster - Felt Wee Folk

poster – Felt Wee Folk

12 thoughts on “Felt Wee Folk

  1. I have just entered the Wee Folk world for the first time today and I am just amazed! Just stunning!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I have just emailed a few friends who have called me back and love your work. We will be seeing you frequently. My grand children will have new Felt Wee Folk in their Easter baskets. Again, thanks! Oh! Your birds are wonderful!!! 🙂 ❤

  2. Thank you for speaking at the Sandwich Library! I have been following your work for years and love what you do! thank you for the spark of joy you put out into the world! Tracy

  3. Sally I really enjoy making your fairies out of your book, Enchanting Projects. I am wondering what size seed beads to use on the 3 /12 inch – 4 inch dolls — 11/0, 8/0, or 6/0?
    I am anxiously awaiting my autographed copy of New Adventures. You are an amazingly talented woman Sally — I hope one day to come close to you with my own designs. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. I am so excited about your visit to Greenville SC
    I have been making your wee folks several years I’d love to show them to you at the meet and great
    You are my mentor you have been so inspirational to me
    see you soon

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