Making 20 Figures with Wool Roving and a Barbed Needle
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 128 pages|
|Other Information: ||150 Colour|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 February 2010|
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 in step-by-step explanations and colour photographs. With sections on materials, tools, techniques covered this is a must-have book for any wool crafter.
About the Author
Laurie Sharp has been needle felting for seven years, and raises her own sheep to make the wool. Her work has been shown in a number of galleries, and is displayed online at www.woolpets.com.
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"
|Publisher: ||Creative Publishing International, US|
|Dimensions: ||24.84 x 21.54 x 1.17 centimeters (0.49 kg)|