Wool Toys and Friends: Step-by-Step Instructions for Needle-Felting Fun

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Creative Publishing international, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages

This volume teaches and illustrates fun, needle-felted projects to add to your collection of Wool Pets. The instructions include wet-felting and various embellishment techniques along with the needle felting and discusses the ways that folk art and nature inspire the projects. Heirloom hand-crafted wooden or cloth toys, birds and other animals have inspired and influenced the projects which have been translated into needle-felted art.

 

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This collection of cheery, intricate felted toys focuses on needle-felting techniques but also includes some basic wet felting. The clear, easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by photographs, so ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
4
Materials
6
Tools and extras
8
Basic techniques
12
Popup prairie dog puppet
19
Pixie
27
Hedgehog pincushion
33
Mushroom house
37
Matryoshka doll
71
Dala horse
77
Elephant pull toy
83
Sock monkey
89
Mouse in pumpkin
95
Teddy bear
103
Japanese doll
111
Gallery
116

Starfish beanbags
43
Storybook and pocket pals
47
Finger puppets
55
Lion hand puppet
63
About the author
120
Resources
121
Patterns
122
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About the author (2011)

Laurie Sharp is a full time artist and has been needle felting for over 15 years. She raises her own sheep, shears and processes the wool for most of her projects. She has been featured on HGTV's 'That's Clever.' From her web sitewww.woolpets.com, she sells needle felting kits and finished pieces as a business that has become overwhelmingly successful. Her work has been shown in a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Suquamish, Washington with her husband and business partner, Kevin Sharp. Kevin is a professional photographer, and provides all of the photography for Laurie's books.Kevin Sharp is a professional photographer, and provides both the beauty and how-to photography for this book. His work can be viewed on http://www.sharpphotography.com.

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