Wool Toys and Friends

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Overview 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. Read More Show Less See more details below
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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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 crafters can see what the project should look like at every step—essential for three-dimensional projects such as these. Sharp's technique, especially with faces, is painterly, and the attention to detail in the patterns is extraordinary. These may be designed as toys, but they are also lovely as decorative objects, and many are well within the reach of ambitious beginners.
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Wool Toys & Friends: Step-by-Step Instructions for Needle-Felting Fun. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2010. 128p. illus. ISBN 978-1-58923-506-9. $19.99. FIBER CRAFTS

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 crafters can see what the project should look like at every step—essential for three-dimensional projects such as these. Sharp’s technique, especially with faces, is painterly, and the attention to detail in the patterns is extraordinary. These may be designed as toys, but they are also lovely as decorative objects, and many are well within the reach of ambitious beginners. - Library Journal, August 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589235069
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Sharp is a full time artist and has been needle felting for over 7 years. She raises her own sheep and shears and processes the wool for most of her projects. She has been featured on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” You can view her web site at www.woolpets.com. Her work has been shown in a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and business partner, Kevin Sharp. Kevin 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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Table of Contents

Introduction

Materials

Tools and extras

Basic techniques

Pop-up prairie dog puppet

Pixie

Hedgehog pincushion

Mushroom house

Starfish beanbags

Storybook and pocket pals

Finger puppets

Lion hand puppet

Matryoshka doll

Dala horse

Elephant pull toy

Sock monkey

Mouse in pumpkin

Teddy bear

Japanese doll

Gallery

About the author

Resources

Patterns

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