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:
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.
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.