Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Fully Woolly

Fully Woolly

Ellen Warwick
Illustrator:  Bernice Lum 
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 9 and up
Kids Can Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1553377986

Are you the kind of person who loves to make things with your hands? Are you tired of always wearing the same old store bought clothes and accessories? Do you find yourself drawn to craft stores? If so then this is the book for you because within its pages you will find all kinds of projects and ideas which will give your creative juices an incredible buzz.

This book is all about fiber and yarn. It is about knitting and crocheting, felting and making things that are soft and fluffy and cozy. You don?t have to work with needles or hooks if you don't want to. There are projects that are perfect for the person who does not have the time or the inclination to knit or crochet. For example you can make a colorful necklace using raw wool fiber which you felt - no knitting needles or crochet needles required. You can also make a pretty scarf by hand weaving yarn to create a one of a kind piece.

If you do feel like knitting or crocheting there are lots of terrific projects to try including hats, bags, jewelry, scarves, and much more. If you become "hooked," which you probably will, there is a section of "Yummy Yarn Stuff" full of projects that are needlecraft related. You will be able to make ?natty knitted accessories for needlecraft habit? which are not only useful but pretty to look at as well.

Each project includes a "Stuff You Need" section and many have additional tips in "Knit Bit" boxes which will fuel your creativity further. At the back of the book the author has the "Woolly Ways" section which shows readers the basic knitting and crocheting stitches, how to felt, and much more.