FELT FANTASTIC Book News
1 CommentWednesday, 7 August 2013 | Sarah
At long last we have a release date for our book "FELT FANTASTIC" ! I can't believe that we were first approached about doing a book almost 2 years ago and that it takes that long to get a book published.
For those of you that aren't aware of the story, we were approached by a Commissioning Editor from David & Charles / F&W Media publishers at the Knitting & Stitching Show in London way back in 2011. They loved our display of felt projects that we had on show and asked whether we would be interested in working with them on a book of felt craft projects.
Unfortunately, I managed to lose their card and we didn't manage to get back in touch with one another again until the following January. After lots of conversations and ideas it was agreed that they would pass our suggestions onto their parent company in the USA and they would make a decision as to whether the book would be commissioned. Finally, in the April of 2012 we had a big fat YES back from the USA and it was then all systems go ! We needed to design, produce and write step-by-step instructions for around 30 projects, all for submission by the end of August 2012. Fortunately, our project lady "Morv" was up for the challenge and a massive box of Blooming Felt supplies was despatched for her to start creating.
Over the next 4 months Morv and I were in constant contact regarding designs, techniques, supplies, wordings, illustrations and instructions etc., until eventually all of the projects were completed, along with hand-drawn illustrations and pages and pages of step by step instructions.
4 months later and a box of 30 very precious projects, along with all the texts and illustrations etc was duly delivered to the publishers.
Then, over the course of the next 6 months it was backwards and forwards with the Editor to make sure that all of the instructions made sense, spellings were all correct etc., until finally, in March of this year, the book was finally signed off and sent to the printers !
And so, our book "FELT FANTASTIC", will be on the bookshelves in all good bookstores around the world at the end of September.
We will be selling SIGNED COPIES of the book through our website and these are now available to PRE-ORDER for delivery at the beginning of October. Alternatively, if you're coming along to The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London this year, you can buy a signed copy from us in person.
We really hope you'll enjoy reading and making the projects in our book. After all, we love what we do and hope you will too ! xx