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Featured Publication Projects



Better Homes & Gardens®
Do It Yourself Fall 2014 Issue

Try It! Craft Felt for Decor: by Jodi Mensing Harris


Better Homes & Gardens®
Make It Yourself Fall 2015 Issue

Snow Days Season's Stitchings: by Carrie Naumann

Make it yourself


Craft Ideas
Holiday 2015 Issue

Felt Gingerbread House: by Eve Leader

Craft Ideas


100 Blocks Collector's Edition, Vol. 9 magazine

Felicity, block #810 by Ellen Murphy

Quiltmakers 100


Soft Dolls & Animals

Happy Swedish Farmer by Julia Sherman

Soft Dolls & Animals

Simply Vintage from Quiltmania

Christmas Tree Countdown by Suzanne Wenzlick

Simply Vintage


Books with Felt Projects


A Touch of Felt

by Lynne Farris

Dress Up Your Home with Colorful Felt Accessories
• Add flair to any room with 22 color-rich felt projects
• Learn all the different ways to work with wool felt-hand or machine needle felting, wet felting, sewing with felt fabric, even felting with silk

Surround yourself with these vivid wool felt accessories. From photo album covers and felt “paintings” to picture frames, candleholders, footstools, table accessories, and more, you'll find the perfect project to brighten your surroundings-or give to someone special.


A Touch of Felt

© C&T Publishing

American Homestead Christmas
By Ellen Murphy

Ellen shares 21 embroidered felt and quilted designs for the holidays in her signature folk-art style. You can sew these charming small projects anytime, anywhere. The classic patterns can be stitched up in alternate colors to be suitable all year-round. Festive projects, from all-new felt ornaments to cheerful stockings, make treasured gifts for family and friends.


American Homestead


Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch
By Elissa and heather Willms

Take a topsy-turvy Christmas tour!
You'll find fourteen projects: seven in a folk-art style and seven bright and modern. Make holiday tree skirts, Advent calendars, stockings, lap quilts and patchwork balls.



Martingale & Company®  www.martingale-pub.com

Cinnamon Inspirations (Cinnamon Patch)
By Marianne Byrne-Goarin,

Marianne Byrne-Goarin finds creative inspiration in her Irish-American roots and continues to delight us with her charming designs mixing patchwork fabrics and WoolFelt in a pure country style. Travel the seasons with the designs in this book and discover a collection of mini-quilts, cushions, table runners, wall hangings and other delightful homespun accessories. Her characteristic style is expressed in her much-loved penny rugs, and her original use of applique and the traditional embroidery stitches that embellish her designs.

Crafty Critters
By Vickie Clontzy (Annie's Keepsakes)

The book is scheduled to be released January 2016. It's full of quick and easy projects made up in WoolFelt and wool, all centered around woodland critter motifs. 

Crafty Critters

Double Take: Quilts with that Hopscotch Twist
By Elissa and heather Willms

The mother-daughter design team that brought you Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch now presents a fresh assortment of fun projects! Heather and Elissa created their own quilt challenge: starting with the same blocks, they've made entirely different designs that reflect each designer's unique color sense.

Choose from 16 projects, including quilts, tote bags, place mats, and more. You wil find inspiration in Heather's traditional country colors and Elissa's bold, eye-popping brights. The projects are simple enough for beginners and appealing enough for seasoned quilters.

Double Take from Hopscotch Quilts

Martingale & Company®  www.martingale-pub.com

Down to Earth by Bareroots
By Barri Gaudet

This "down to earth" book has over a dozen patterns with instructions. It's great for beginners and more experienced stitchers alike. You will enjoy making quilts, frames, pillows, pincushions and bags for a heartfelt gift our as a treasured keepsake for yourself.

Embellishing with Felted Wool
By Mary Stori

16 Projects with Appliqué, Beads, Buttons & Embroidery.
Wild about wool? You'll love making and embellishing these cozy accessories. This book features 16 delightful WoolFelt® decorative projects small enough to take with you and work on anywhere. Easy-to-work WoolFelt® is even easier with Mary's innovative, foolproof construction and edging methods. The styles and colors include traditional, folk art, contemporary, hip, and cute as a button.


Embellishing with Felted Wool

© C&T Publishing

Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations
by Amanda Carestio

'Tis the season to make felt crafts-fa, la la la la! These 45+ festive Christmas projects will bring joy to crafters everywhere. Created by successful online designers from around the world, the adorable items range from a sweet garland of little birds to super-cute matryoshka doll ornaments. All can be made with simple sewing techniques, and there are both no-sew and eco-smart options, too.

Fabled Fusions: from The Raspberry Rabbits
by Michelle May

Ever wanted to work with WoolFelt® in your art quilts? Well here is your chance so get ready for an adventure. Take a hop down the rabbit hole with Michelle May of The Raspberry Rabbits into the world of Folk Art Fusion. Here the fun and whimsy of folk art is fused together with the freedom of making an art quilt. There are ten fun projects in this full color book. The instructions are easy to understand. Hand stitching and machine quilting add to the charm of each project.

Fabled Fusions


Fabric Art Collage—40+ Mixed Media Techniques

Mix It Up with Dozens of Exciting New Ways to Create Mixed-Media Fabric Art
• Everything you ever wanted to know about mixed-media fabric collage - the techniques, the supplies, the fun of creating!
• Learn more than 40 original techniques, each illustrated with step-by-step photos
• Test-drive your new skills with 5 small quilt projects

Have you ever melted crayons onto muslin? Painted wool felt with bleach? Heat-embossed quilt batting using lace? Rebekah Meier has, and she shows you how to create fabulous fabric collages with these techniques and many, many more.

Fabric Art Collage

© C&T Publishing

Fabric Flowers from Indygo Junction

Enjoy 25 quick and easy flower projects for wearing, decorating and sharing, with inspiring techniques for the novice to the more advanced creative enthusiast.

Recycle your jeans, ties, sweaters and t-shirts, combine cotton prints into one-of-a-kind fashion statements, create painterly effects of needle felting, and play with felt, wools, and silks – we’ve included 50 fabric variations to spark your creativity! From a simple rose created from repurposed denim jeans to a full wedding bouquet of felted roses, the projects in this book teach traditional techniques and introduce you to flower making short-cut methods, featuring Clover Needlecrafts tools: needle felting tools, Kanzashi Flower Makers, Quick Yo-Yo Makers, Flower Frill Templates and more.


Felt from the Heart: How to Hand-Stitch Cute and Cuddly Felt Stuffies
By Ana Araujo

Felt from the Heart features more than twenty-four wonderful handmade stuffed animals, creatures, and veggies, plus cute habitats for all of your creations to hang out in. Every project in this book is sewn by hand using only embroidery floss and eight different stitches. Additionally, each of these projects has a heart incorporated into the design, because each project is made from the heart. Contact: www.d-originals.com

Felt from the Heart

Fresh Felt Flowers: 17 Stunning Flowers to Sew & Display
By Lynne Farris

Fabulous Flowers-Never Need Watering, Always in Bloom!
The flowers are so lifelike, you'll want to reach out and touch them! Now you can make them yourself, even if you're a beginning sewer. The secret is WoolFelt® and simple fabric sculpting techniques created by expert Lynne Farris. The book includes 17 complete projects with patterns and easy-to-follow instructions. Toss in a few everyday craft supplies and you'll be well on your way to creating your own glorious, stitched flower garden.


Fresh Felt Flowers

© C&T Publishing, www.ctpub.com

Handmade Hostess
By Kelly Lee Creel and Rebecca Soder

Kelly and Rebecca have captured the heart of social gatherings for special occasions—expressing your love for family and friends in the DIY spirit of decorating, baking, and sewing. Discover how easy it can be to plan and create stylishly themed parties for all ages without breaking the bank. Have fun stitching and crafting creative décor projects along with matching party favors for your guests…plus, each party theme comes with its own signature dessert recipe. Dozens of sewing and no-sew projects for all skill levels, ranging from chic and elegant to festive and whimsical.


Handmade Hostess

Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers
By Caroline Fairbankes-Critchfield and Sara Markos (available December 7, 2014).

You spend all day doing things for everyone else. It’s time to renew your creative energy by sewing something just for yourself. This chic collection of 24 modern purses, totes, skirts, tops, scarves, and more apparel and accessories from the bloggers at sewcanshe.com gives you the perfect way to relax, replenish, and experience the joy of doing what you love. The projects in this book are organized into 12 chapters for the 12 months of the year, so you can sew sweet little projects all year long.

Just for you

Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow
by Betz White

Beautiful handmade gifts for all occasions! In Present Perfect, you’ll discover gifts to sew for all of life’s major celebrations: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, new homes, new babies, or simply “just because.”

Betz White, known for her earth- and family-friendly designs, offers a new collection of sewing projects for you to stitch and give to those you love. Projects include cuddly toys for babies and toddlers, clever bags and accessories for women and men, and beautiful items for the modern home. Sewers with a range of abilities, from confident beginner to seasoned seamstress, will find the projects achievable and enjoyable to make.

Present Perfect

Quilt A Gift for Little Ones
By Barri Sue Gaudet (Bareroots)

From bunting and blankets to cot quilts and comforters, Quilt a Gift for Little Ones has gorgeous gifts to make for every new arrival. With themes ranging from hopping bunnies to farmyard friends to rocking horses and teddy bears, choose to make a quick project in an evening, a detailed gift in a weekend or an heirloom treasure in a week or more. With detailed instructions and tips and tricks to achieve perfect results, these heart-felt projects will be a delight for every new family addition.


Quilt a Gift for Little Ones

Quilted Projects with Wool and Wool Felt
Beth Oberholtzer, Rachel Thomas Pellman

Even beginners can get delightful results with wool and wool felt appliqué. The texture and color saturation of 100% wool fabric add warmth and glow to any project. This friendly book reveals everything you need to know to begin a memorable quilting adventure. Ideal for beginners, it teaches all the basics of appliqué and quilt, including tools, materials, and stitching, plus how cut, fold, and sew binding to finish edges. Four simple and adorable projects are provided for making chicken hot pads, an owl pillow pair, a meadow wall quilt, and a nature wall quilt. Each easy-to-sew project is small and comes together quickly. Supporting layout diagrams and templates are provided at actual size, and can be used directly from the book with no photocopying or resizing.


Quilted Projects with Wool Felt


Side by Side: 20 Collaborative Projects for Crafting with Your Kids
By Tsia Carson

Crafting is always more fun and more meaningful when it's shared with those you love. Discover the joy of working alongside your child while creating arts and crafts that inspire. With these twenty whimsical projects in a variety of mediums, you and your child will find fun ways to work collaboratively and independently—together on the same project, or side by side on related projects.

Create Giant Newspaper Snowflakes that take traditional paper snowflakes to magical new levels. Create surprising monoprints that take glitter glue to new heights. Explore the versatility of embroidery with a child-friendly version that uses a leaf as the canvas and a more advanced version that uses a child’s drawing for stitching inspiration.




Stash Happy: Felt
By Amanda Carestio

The 30 fun projects in Stash Happy: Felt feature practical items (a fall-inspired tea cozy), cute accessories (a stylish retro-inspired clutch), unique home décor and holiday crafts (a felt flower bouquet), and adorable kid stuff (a repurposed wool bear cub hat). Everything you need is here, including illustrations, templates, and helpful hints from the designers


Stitch Kitsch
By Jennifer Heynen (Jennifer Jangles)

Colorful projects, perfect to give as gifts

Put the fun back in sewing with little treasures to sew, embellish, and share! Popular fabric and pattern designer Jennifer Heynen invites you to choose your own sewing adventure with 44 playful projects that make perfect gifts. From pouches and pincushions to quilts and cheerful home decor, each of the 11 featured designs includes 3 happy variations. Turn a funky wallhanging into bull’s-eye pillows, a pom-pom trivet, or a lap quilt—the choice is yours! Choose your own sewing adventure, and then embellish projects with embroidery, buttons, trims, topstitching, and fusible appliqué (full-size patterns included)—until they are uniquely yours.


Stitch Kitsch

Stitched Whimsy: A Playful Pairing of Felt & Fabric
By Heidi Boyd

Stitch, embellish, love, repeat. Making adorable hand-stitched things using the fabric you love has never been easier! Renowned North Light author Heidi Boyd has 20 adorable sewn, stitched and felted projects, complete with clear instructions, helpful illustrations and crisp patterns. There is something for everyone who likes to create handmade items, whether you’re new to sewing or a long-time stitcher: loads of projects featuring hip fabrics, tantalizing textures and embellishments that add just the right touch.

  • 20 loveable projects featuring woodland creatures, colorful creations, fuzzy foodstuffs and more.
  • A variety of fun techniques including embroidery, appliqué, felting, hand-stitching and classic sewing.
  • Many projects are quick and easy to make again and again—great for gifts!
  • Grab your needles, threads, fabrics and felt and sew along with Stitched Whimsy!


Stuffed Animals
By Abigail Glassenberg

Are you ready for a soft toy book that goes beyond the basics? Here, for the first time in decades, is a comprehensive reference that teaches you how to sew heirloom-quality stuffed animals, from four-legged friends that actually stand to a classic, poseable Teddy bear. Each of the 16 projects contain lessons that teach such skills as needle sculpting, designing “cupped” ears, and making muzzles, snouts, and beaks. Make one of Abby's animals and learn something new, or take a new technique and apply it to your own design!


Stuffed Animals

Sweet Nursery Chic
By Susan Cousineau

Sweet Nursery Chic combines cozy textures and playful prints, whimsical motifs, embroidered details and charming embellishments for a distinctive three-dimensional look to quilts, wall hangings, pillows and more. Simple block-pattern designs characterize each collection, which are perfect for anyone who wants to learn basic piecing, wool felt and fusible web appliqu?, basic embroidery and quilting techniques. Each of the 10 themes capture the sweetness of childhood including Frog Pond, Blossom Bunny, Princess Lily, Butterfly Garden, Jungle Chic and more. In addition, hints on decorating, fun variations and baby shower gift suggestions offer you even more sweet ideas.


We Love to Craft Christmas
By Annabel Wrigley

Fun Stuff for Kids! This book will teach you how to make 17 of the cutest things you’ve ever seen. You’ll learn how to make barrettes, pillows, ornaments—you name it. You’ll even learn how to make Christmas stockings for everyone in your family! Tips on sewing and picking fabric will make you the best gift-giver ever!

We Love to Christmas

We Love to Sew
By Annabel Wrigley

Inspire a child to start sewing with this how-to book. Each project showcases a fresh, modern style and is fully explained with step-by-step instructions, engaging photographs, and helpful tips. From simple rings and barrettes to more challenging bags and softies, these brilliant projects are the perfect way to introduce the wonderful world of sewing!

We Love to Sew

We Love to Sew Bedrooms
By Annabel Wrigley

Whip the girl in your life into a bedroom decorating frenzy with We Love to Sew—Bedrooms by Annabel Wrigley of Little Pincushion Studio. With 23 easy-to-sew and no-sew projects that range from simple to moderately difficult, this inspiring book encourages kids to mix and match a variety of styles, from modern to boho to whimsical. Also included are detailed instructions on creating mood boards to capture their very own unique vision, as well as basic information about sewing, supplies, and sewing machine basics that will lay the foundation for a lifelong love of all things handmade.

We Love To Sew Bedrooms



The Designer Associates
- about the artists

Below is a partial listing of some of the prestigious designer associates who mention National Nonwovens’ felt fabrics and products specifically in their magazine and book projects. 

NOTE: Please see our Pattern Partner list for the companies who implement our materials into patterns.

Madeline Arendt
Madeline is a freelance designer and member of the Society of Creative Designers. Mny of her designs have won top honors.  Madeline enjoys being hired by companies as either a demonstrator, project designer or teacher.  When she is not busy representing companies, she takes time to teach classes at area stores. Her latest accomplishments include the publication of her first book, titled “Altered Art, for the first time™”, published by Sterling/Chapelle and having a table runner project featured in Crafts n’ Things.

Contact: (847) 741-6563 • madelinejean@earthlink.net

Heidi Boyd
Heidi is the author of ten books with Northlight most notably the Simply Beautiful Series. She crafts at the dining table where she can keep an eye on the family and dash out the door to make the next carpool. Her goal is to make sophisticated design approachable and easy for all. She has a fine arts degree and got her start in professional crafting as a contributor to Better Homes and Garden books and magazines. Please check out her newest eco friendly title - Craftcycle.  Catch up with her at heidiboyd.blogspot.com/

Melony Bradley
Melony is a full-time craft designer/professional who has been selling finished crafts featuring original designs for 10 years.  With a career background in consumer and business-to-business marketing, she excels in promoting creative products to consumers and inspiring them to purchase craft products.  Her extensive background in trade shows and sales presentations allow her to provide services such as teaching classes and product demonstrations at trade shows.  Melony is currently specializing in Kid’s Crafts, Home Décor, Paper Crafts, Needle Arts and Seasonal Crafts. She has also been published extensively in national craft consumer magazine and other media.

Contact: 901-482-2813 • http://mel-designs.typepad.com/my-blog/    

Marianne Byrne-Goarin, Cinnamon Patch
Marianne Byrne-Goarin, the designer behind The Cinnamon Patch, invites you to travel the seasons with her charming designs mixing patchwork fabrics and National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt® in a pure country style. Mini-quilts, cushions, table runners, wall hangings and other delightful homespun accessories will bring warmth and originality to your home. Her characteristic style is expressed in the much-loved penny rugs, and the original use of appliqué and traditional embroidery stitches that embellish her designs. Her patterns and latest book “Cinnamon Inspirations” are distributed to quilt shops in the US by Brewer.

Born in the US and raised in Ireland, Marianne is now based in France where she set up her cottage industry design company using WoolFelt® exclusively in her seasonal creations. “Working with WoolFelt® is so easy and relaxing and it has an almost therapeutic quality that I would compare to gardening,” says Marianne. “No need to be a ‘seasoned stitcher’ or even for a sewing machine. No fuss when cutting out, no frayed edges and appliqué is a child’s game. Just add a few simple embroidery stitches to personalize and voilà! “

Contact: www.thecinnamonpatch.com.

Amanda Carestio

Amanda has been a serial crafter all her life, but her latest obsessions are stitching projects. For the past year, she’s been dealing with a serious Flickr addiction and a compulsion toward an inordinate amount of online swaps, bees, and groups (go, Modern Quilt Guild. For a fine mix of crafty stuff along with pictures of some of her other passions including her “sweet, yet horribly spoiled” dogs and info on hiking adventures, go to digsandbean.blogspot.com.


Vickie Clontz
Every now and then, we meet a designer that embraces the spirit of innovation that goes into every National Nonwovens’ craft and hobby products.  Vickie Clontz is one of those treasured designers, as proven in the inspiring and original methods in which she manipulates our WoolWisps needle felting products.  She uses a fun technique to turn the rovings into beads that she then turns into a variety of unique beaded jewelry.  You can purchase Vickie’s patterns directly through her online pattern store, Annie’s Keepsakes.

: 704- 279-7714 • www.annieskeepsakes.com

Elizabeth Coughlin

Elizabeth is a fabric folk artist who lives in the tranquil countryside of Central Massachusetts. Although she has always been creative and explored many genres in the arts including music, dance, and photography; it was when she discovered penny rugs and applique that she knew she found a medium with which she could truly express her creative vision. When Create & Decorate Magazine published her first project submitted in 2011, she knew she was on the right track! The creativity kept flowing, and soon she developed her own line of patterns. Every season brings new ideas and new patterns, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of her home and the colors of National Nonwovens’ WoolFelt!

Contact: ecoughlindesigns.blogspot.com

Susan Cousineau
Like most designers, Susan shared a childhood passion for everything creative, spending endless hours coloring, drawing and designing greeting cards. After receiving a degree in business administration, she launched her own studio and turned her creative passion into a full-time career in product design for the past 20 years!

The Sew Sweet Chic pattern collection is currently licensed with the McCall Pattern Company, with several designs top sellers! Each collection combines cozy textures and playful prints, whimsical motifs, embroidered details and charming trims and embellishments for a distinctive three-dimensional look.  WoolFelt® is incorporated into many of the designs in the new Gifts 'n Giggles pattern collection. Each pattern features a coordinating wall hanging and pillow set (the gifts!) and a fun playtime or dress-up accessory (the giggles!). From sparkly princesses, ballerinas and fairies, to magical unicorns, mermaids and teddy bear tea parties, this delightful collection is what little girls' dreams are made of!

Contact: www.sweetchicdesign.com

Barbara Crawford
Barbara of Crawford Designs, uses her talent to design affordable patterns and kits using old clothing, vintage material, and affordable fabrics, including WoolFelt®.  Her book, The Art of Needle Felting on Wearables, has color photos of 16 designs and patterns such as jackets, sweaters, duster coat, handbags, flat surface and dimensional flowers.  She uses National Nonwovens’ products almost exclusively.  She has also published a second book entitled Needlefelting—Something for Everyone!  

Contact: (816) 413-8506 •  www.crawforddesigns.net

Tammy DeYoung
Tammy’s whimsical designs are so popular, you’ll sometimes see them charming you from the cover of today’s most popular publications while you’re standing in the check-out aisle.  To make her characters in her home decorating projects come to life, Tammy often uses a variety of WoolFelt hues… as she did on the holiday pillows that were designed exclusively for Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Craft issues.  To learn more about Tammy’s WoolFelt patterns, please visit our Pattern Partner page

Contact: 214-335-3387 • www.plumcreekcollectibles.com 

Lynne Farris
Lynne Farris brings a lifetime of experience in a variety of creative media to the world of fabric arts and do-it-yourself decor.  Her designs have been featured in leading consumer magazines including Family Circle, Sew News, Sewing Savvy, Paper Creations, Scrapbooking and Beyond, and Better Homes and Gardens. Lynne has made several guest appearances on nationally televised programs including "The Carol Duvall show" on HGTV, "Lynette Jennings Design" on the Discovery Channel and "Paint, Paint,  Paint!" on PBS. She works as a creative consultant to several leading manufacturers, and has appeared at international and national seminars as a teacher and spokesperson.

Author of several books on fiberarts, her latest books are Fast Fun and Easy Needle Felting and Fresh Felt Flowers, published by C&T Publishing.  Both books incorporate National Nonwovens' materials in all of the projects.  She uses WoolFelt in many of her other designs as well, including the vibrant bouquet of flowers shown at the top of this page.

Contact: 404 202-5654 • www.lynnefarrisdesigns.com

Barri Gaudet
Barri lives in June Lake, CA, which is scenically located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, with her husband Ron, dog "Flip" and two kitties. She enjoys the picturesque beauty, walks, and kayaking in the lakes. If you happen to drive by her house you will see many colors drying in the breeze.

To the delight of her many loyal and enthusiastic customers, Barri keeps very busy creating new designs for her Bareroots Pattern Company. Barri especially loves working with small appliqué and WoolFelt® is perfect for this. She has introduced over 20 popular WoolFelt® candle mat patterns with multiple themes for every season. 



Abby Glassenberg
Abby is a sewing pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. She designs and makes original soft toys and soft sculptures. For several years she worked exclusively on creating soft sculpture birds of every variety, from flamingos to penguins, from larks to peacocks. This work culminated in The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew. Her second book, Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, was published by Lark in the spring of 2013. Her goal with this book was to help you design and create your own, original softie patterns by showing how soft toy construction works. Everything from creating a simple outline toy to an advanced jointed toy with gussets and darts is explained in detail.

Contact: www.whileshenaps.typepad.com


Eve Leder
Eve cannot remember a time when she was not interested in some sort of artistic expression. Her artistic expression can take many forms: Beading, Crocheting, Decorative Painting, Decoupage, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Polymer Clay, Rubber Stamping and Sewing. She taught herself most of what she knows. If you are interested in seeing more of her work, please visit her blog at

Sue Marsh
Sue’s goal is to make you giggle with her whimsical Whistlepig Creek Productions patterns.  Her signature animals have become so popular that some of her contagious characters are now on fabric designs. You’ll still find her famous critters on a fun, heartwarming collection of patterns from bunnies and bears to kitties and puppies. Whistlepig has produced many wonderful pattern books and magazine projects throughout the years.

Contact: 303-420-4613 • www.wpcreek.com

Rebekah Meier
For over a decade Rebekah has professionally established herself as an author, designer and artist in both the craft and quilt industries.  Her designs have been featured in numerous publications, and she writes columns in both Create and Decorate and Crafts'n Things magazines.  With a love of fiber and collage she has combined both together creating Fabric Art Collage 40+ Mixed Media Techniques.  Her inspiration comes from urban architecture and geometric design.  In her free time she likes to experiment with new mixed media techniques, incorporating them into collage and art quilts.

Contact: rebekahmeier.com

Cathy Pendleton
Cathy creates some of Indygo Junctions most popular patterns, kits, and project books.   She began her business when she stayed home with her newborn son, but still needed an income.  In her words, “necessity became the mother of invention” and she decided to take her family and friends’ advice to sell her homemade gifts.   Since then, Cathy branched out to design home décor, clothing, and soft sculpture collectibles.  Her favorite fabric… WoolFelt®!  She loves how WoolFelt® holds its shape and how wonderfully appliqués. 

Contact:  913-341-5559 • www.cheswickcompany.com

Faye Wagner Schilling
Faye began sewing with her grandmothers at a very young age. She has always been creative and enjoys putting her own personal touch into everything she makes. Faye has been an avid quilter for over 30 years and began rug hooking in early 1995. This passion almost immediately led to teaching and designing rug hooking patterns for her Cabin Creek Design company. She soon started designing wool appliqué patterns. Faye is also a regular contributor to the publications Create & Decorate and Christmas 365.  She uses WoolFelt® for many of her projects. “WoolFelt® is so easy to work with,” says Faye. “It doesn’t fray, it has a nice appearance and it photographs very well. It also cuts easily and holds its shape nicely.”

Contact: 651-459-9684 •   www.cabincreekdesigns.com

Keri Lee Sereika

Keri, currently living in South Carolina, is a stay-at-home mother of four and wife to a USAFR pilot.  Keri has been on a number of manufacturer's design teams, has authored many articles in a variety of magazines and online media, and has had her designs featured in numerous magazines and books. When not busy playing with her kids or trying to keep her house clean, Keri can be found up in her studio crafting or on the computer researching or writing articles on crafting.

Keri likes National Nonwovens’ felt products for many reasons. “I have never used a felt that is so easy to work with, has such a nice firm feel and still cuts easily using whatever type of cutting tool I choose to work with,” says Keri.  “The felt holds its shape wonderfully and I am able to cut even very fine detail and it still holds up well.”

Contact: www.pinklemonade.typepad.com

Julia Sherman
Julia has been designing dolls of all types for over 32 years, but especially cloth dolls. She has been published every year since 1981 and won a coveted 10th anniversary cover for Cloth Doll Magazine. In 2012, with the permission from the USPO, Julia worked to create volumes of the expired cloth doll patterns from 1700s to about 1950. Today she has new insights into creating the old lenci/chad valley style all-felt dolls and Russian felt tea cozy dolls.  Shown here her norsk doll published in Soft Dolls and Animals Magazine.  Pattern is also available.

Contact: www.craftsy.com/user/48516/pattern-store


Mary Stori
Mary is an internationally recognized quiltmaker, author, fashion designer, instructor, lecturer, and quilt show judge. She was awarded 2004 Teacher of the Year by The Professional Quilter. Mary has written extensively, and her award-winning work has appeared in scores of quilt magazines and publications, and has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. She has appeared on HGTV's Simply Quilts, Sew Perfect, and Fon's & Porter's Love of Quilting. She designed the Mary Stori Collection for Kona Bay Fabrics, as well as her own line of stencils for Quilting Creations.

Her newest book is "Embellishing With Felted Wool features 16 delightful WoolFelt® decorative projects small enough to take with you and work on anywhere. “I love the process of beading on fabric, so I'm always looking for new and faster ways to start that process,” says Mary. “That might explain my attraction to WoolFelt®. Part of its appeal is that it is soft and cozy, but I especially like working with felted wool because it’s not necessary to turn under the edges for appliqué. Best of all, this material is a perfect backdrop for beads and buttons that contribute to the design by adding color, texture, and sparkle.”


Elissa and Heather Willms
Heather and Elissa Willms are a mother-daughter design team and owners of Hopscotch Quilt Shop in Coaldale, Alberta.  Elissa began the shop when she was 15 years old, balancing the running a part-time business and school by taking her classes online.

All of Heather and Elissa’s designs are created in their two favorite color ways. Heather prefers dark, country colors, while Elissa loves to work with brights.  They have created to books that were published through Martingale called “Christmas Quilts From Hopscotch” and, “Double Take.” They have developed a pattern line that reflects their dark/bright tastes and their patterns are as diverse as their color palettes and include quilts, bags, and pincushions.  Speaking of diversity, that one of the reasons they like National Nonwovens’ products.  They are impressed by the range of colors and the wool content options, and especially appreciate the price-point on the WCF001 80/20 rayon and wool blend.

Contactwww.hopscotchquiltshop.com   403-345-3910

Linda Wyszynski
Linda - owner of Hearthside Creations LLC - is a freelance needlework designer, teacher, canvas painter and consultant. She had been designing professionally for over 20 years and has contributed needlework designs to numerous hardcover books & craft magazines. Linda creates designs in appliqué, bead embroidery, cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, silk ribbon and textured embroidery. She uses National Nonwovens WoolFelt® as a ground fabric, for appliqué, bead embroidery, embroidery and silk ribbons designs. Along with designing for publications, Linda currently teaches two correspondence courses for the Embroiderer's Guild of America. She is also a member of CHA, TNNA and EGA. She currently serves on the CHA Designer Section Council.

Contact: 763-545-1009 or 763-229-0434 • Linda@HearthsideCreations.net  

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