Find inspiration and delight in equal measure among these fabulous, fleecy makes.
Soft, luxurious, and fantastically versatile, fleece is a joy to work with. It doesn’t fall apart easily, needs no edge hemming, and comes in a range of bright colors and contemporary patterns. Rachel Henderson shows you 35 ways to use this wonderful fabric to make fashion accessories for both adults and children, as well as beautiful homeware and toys. Projects include hats, gloves, scarves, and bags as well as throws, pillows, coasters, and placemats, among many other items. Each project is easy to make and beautifully illustrated with super-simple step-by-step instructions and artworks. Rachel also adds her own creative touches to each of the 35 projects, including appliqué, pompoms, and embroidery, and explains alternative ways of working with fleece, such as weaving. Cute dino mittens, a woven rug, a tote bag, or a ruffled scarf—they all add up to a fabulous collection of makes to keep or give.
Rachel Henderson trained in textile design and then worked for internationally renowned knitwear company Rowan Yarns as a design consultant and tutor, before setting up her own craft business. She has freelanced for many clients and demonstrated at various events, including Sewing for Pleasure, Creative Stitches and Home & Interiors. Rachel is the author of five books, including 'Fleece Fantastic', and was a contributor to 'Crafting for Girls', both published by CICO Books. The author is based in Dunfermline, UK.