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Wool Pets: Making 20 Figures with Wool Roving and a Barbed Needle [NOOK Book]

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Anyone can make cute and cuddly creatures from a handful of fluff and a barbed needle!

Needle felting is a new craft and is gaining in popularity. There are only a few books written on the subject and most of those focus on 'flat' needle felting on a surface. This book is about sculptural needle felting?creating 3-D animals and figures using the felting needle to sculpt wool.

The book shows the techniques and describes how the felting needle ...

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Wool Pets: Making 20 Figures with Wool Roving and a Barbed Needle

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Overview

Anyone can make cute and cuddly creatures from a handful of fluff and a barbed needle!

Needle felting is a new craft and is gaining in popularity. There are only a few books written on the subject and most of those focus on 'flat' needle felting on a surface. This book is about sculptural needle felting—creating 3-D animals and figures using the felting needle to sculpt wool.

The book shows the techniques and describes how the felting needle works with wool fiber to create felt, while explaining the differences between this art form and other forms of felting. The reader will learn how to hold the needle, what sort of materials to use, and why.

There are about 20 complete projects including various birds, bugs, four-legged animals, and people-each one unique and irresistible! Laurie also shows the reader ways to display their felted creations as mobiles, ornaments, or arranged in shadow boxes.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Expert needle felter Sharp presents a collection of 20 wool figures, mainly animals, plus a couple of mythical creatures for good measure. Beginning with basic techniques for needle felting, Sharp quickly moves on to simple projects intended to get newbie felters comfortable with the tools and techniques. Unlike other needle-felting books, this one describes and illustrates each step of the process, which makes it easy for felters of all skill levels to replicate any of the creations in the book. With minor changes in color or shape, many of the basic patterns could be used to create different creatures (the goldfinch, for example, could become a cardinal). Highly recommended.


—Jan Zlendich
From the Publisher

Sharp, Laurie. Wool Pets. Creative Pub.: Quayside. 2008. c.128p. ISBN 978-1-58923-385-0. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS   Expert needle felter Sharp presents a collection of 20 wool figures, mainly animals, plus a couple of mythical creatures for good measure. Beginning with basic techniques for needle felting, Sharp quickly moves on to simple projects intended to get newbie felters comfortable with the tools and techniques. Unlike other needle-felting books, this one describes and illustrates each step of the process, which makes it easy for felters of all skill levels to replicate any of the creations in the book. With minor changes in color or shape, many of the basic patterns could be used to create different creatures (the goldfinch, for example, could become a cardinal). Highly recommended. - Library Journal, August 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616732851
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing international
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 755,360
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Materials     6
Basic techniques     10
Bug magnets     12
Penguin & chick     16
Butterfly pin     22
Bunny     26
Owl     30
Goldfinch     36
Turtle     42
Bat     48
Chicken & chicks     52
Hummingbird     58
Clownfish     64
Chipmunk     68
Border collie     74
Cat     80
Frog     86
Sheep     92
Pink pig     98
Giraffe     104
Mermaid     110
Gnome girl     118
Gallery     126
Resources     128
About the Author     128
Acknowledgment     128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Awesome craft!

    I was looking into the needle felt thing and I saw this book. I had some extra money, so I bought it. It is awesome! The instructions are easy to follow, and the pictures are wonderful. If only I had the nook color instead of the black and white one! By the way, I don't recomend Joann for needle felting supplies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2010

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    i really liked this book because of how easy it is to make one of these. I've made dozens of ladybugs and bees. It was even super easy to make a hummingbird and giraffe... The illustrations are really nice and the instructions are really simple to understand...overall GREAT!!! :D

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

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    Great book

    I'm new to needle felting and found this to be a useful resource for information, inspiration and instructions. The pictures are very helpful as many of the felting books I've seen are written directions only. The ideas are very cute and very "do-able". Definitely my favorite felting book so far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

    The directions are clear, the projects are cute (in a sophisticated way), and the results are just like the photos in the book!

    Using both the step-by-step instructions and the many helpful photographs, anyone with an interest in needle felting can learn the basics of making wool figures from roving. The projects in the book are challenging, but the instructions are easy to follow. The results are fabulous and of professional quality, and the process is informative and fun!

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  • Posted December 7, 2008

    An informative instruction book for an evolving art

    Laurie Sharp has done a superb job explaining how to create wonderful creatures from start to finished product. The pictures are very helpful and the directions are easy to follow and understand. I had never ever worked with wool or felt and was able to make a very nice penguin as a first project with no problems. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to get into this new and exciting art form.

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