Wet Felting

Natasha Smart
Wet felting is an incredible textile art form that offers enormous opportunity for genuine creativity and innovation. This beautiful book is a complete guide to the process, from the basic techniques through to using embellishment materials to decorate your felt and resists to structure it. There are step-by-step instructions to nine projects, plus ideas for variations and an introduction to an innovative felting ball to create fully 3D-felted forms. Packed with practical advice throughout, this is truly a book to inspire your creativity and to guide you in the potential of this wonderful art form.
Wet Felting by Natasha Smart

About the author

Natasha Smart has been wet felting for over fifteen years and specializes in the felting on a ball resist technique. She runs regular wet felting workshops from her studio in Devon, and teaches online courses.

Press Reviews

I would say that any beginner could pick up this book and progress through it easily, and try most of the projects. There is also enough here for an intermediate to more experienced feltmaker to learn, especially if you have not tried the ‘Felt on a Ball’ technique. Anyone could benefit from Natasha’s ideas on surface textures and decoration, and on how to use a good colour palette in their work. It is certainly a book which I will be dipping in and out of for ideas and inspiration.

- Janine Rees, Felt Matters

This colourful and informative book is a complete guide to the wet felt-making process, including explaining what the process is, materials and equipment required, a clear how-to guide with lots of handy tips and instructions for nine projects – and it’s great fun and a good workout, too!

- Anne Williams, The Quilter

This is a comprehensive book. Whether one is a beginner or an experienced felt maker, my guess is that there is something new foe everyone to learn or take inspiration from.

- Martien van Zuilen, Australian Felt Magazine

The importance of top-notch photography as a teaching aid has been recognised and all the step-by-step instructions are visually illustrated, making this book ideal for the complete beginner to gain confidence and grow, as well as inspiring the more experienced wet-felter to experiment further with new designs, different techniques, unexplored tools, novel materials and innovative embellishment materials.

- Sally Firth, Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

If you can only buy one felting book, this should be at the top of your list.

- Sharon Johnson, Fall 2023 Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot