Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew Is Finally Published and Available!!!

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew! Those of you who have been following me a long time know I am just crazy about Marie's knit/felt patterns. And now finally hurray! - she has written a book - a book chock full of every single thing anyone needs to know to knit and felt Easter chicks to snowmen! I am so excited it is finally on the market I can't stand it!

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

From just one pattern! Starting with that cute little guy smoking' a pipe, Marie shares how to alter the pattern to make a Santa Gnome, Matilda the Witch and even Lucky the Leprechaun! (The Easter Witch on the left is my own idea based upon a popular Scandinavian tradition!)

Woolly Owl - pattern by Marie Mayhew Designs

Several family members have received gifts I have made from patterns available in Marie's shop - this little guy sits on my Mom's meditation table.

Snowman Pattern BY Marie Mayhew

I made a big snowman for my sweet daughter-in-law, but this little guy is staying with me. I love him to pieces.

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

Of course Wimsical Woollies shares the hows, and wherefores of making many projects - lambs, Christmas Balls, Easter eggs… but she starts with the basics - and not just a run through of the basics but thorough basics including how to choose yarn and needle sizes, how to felt by machine (top loader, front loader or Wonder Washer) or felt by hand...

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

...and how to make your project way bigger or way smaller. I have some Mini's in the works - bunches of them!!! Will be sharing them soon!

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

Embellishing! All kinds, all ways, lots of details, tips and instructions!

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

And this is where she really goes into needle felting techniques for embellishing! I am not so great at needle felting 3-D objects but I love love love needle felting designs onto ornaments, eggs, dala horses…. I just think that poinsettia ornament is beautiful, don't you?

I can't recommend Marie Mayhew's book "Whimsical Woollies" enough. It is available on Amazon here or from her shop here. And please do take the time to visit her Etsy pattern shop "Woollysomething" here. And when you do, notice the cool big owls on page 1 - made those for Mom too! And both my cat loving sisters - the lovely Wool Kitty Kat on page 4.

Book images from Whimsical Woollies by Marie Mayhew and knit/felted/stuffed creatures made by me using her patterns

Prescription for getting Christmas gifts done EARLY - order Marie's book, make some of the patterns offered and then order a few patterns from the shop and knit and felt your way to checking everyone off your list!!

LOVE the little snowman! I

LOVE the little snowman! I collect snowmen, my mom did, and my daughter also loves them. And gnomes are soooo cute!

Thank you Nancy!  And thank

Thank you Nancy!  And thank you for the visit to my blog - I have been pretty negligent of it since my sweetheart passed last summer, but finally slowly returning.  I adore this little snowman.  Marie's patterns are so easy, even for beginners which I was when i began knitting and felting her patterns!  Just completed another which i am posting here shortly!  And yes - I collect snowmen - mostly ones I make and my son's family sends me at Christmas.  

Your felted Santa gnomes

Your felted Santa gnomes turned out so incredibly cute! Thank you for sharing all your gorgeous photography and wonderful write-up! How much fun you had definitely shines through! Sending lots of big hugs your way!

And big hugs back, Arielle!

And big hugs back, Arielle!  Marrie is so talented and creative and I totally love knitting and felting her patterns.  

They are so cute! It looks

They are so cute! It looks like you could happily make things from this book for months!

Sally!  Definitely!  I am in

Sally!  Definitely!  I am in that process right now!!!  First reveal - Christmas in July!  Second Reveal in October!  One thing I love about Marie's work is that she provides perfectly clear instructions for duplicating her design an yet the patterns themselves leave plenty of room for self expression if that is your preference! That is where you and I come in!! 

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