- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Creative Publishing International, US (1 Feb. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1589235258
- ISBN-13: 978-1589235250
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Wool Pets Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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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"
About 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.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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Top Customer Reviews
Firstly in the introduction it tells th he reader NOT to use merino wool tops for needle felting as merino wool is unsuitable for the task. This advice is completely contrary to any other book, blog,magazine article or class I have ever encountered. .I use merino wool all the time for needle felting and have had some fantastic results. Merino wool is easy to felt, relatively cheap and comes in a fantastic range of colours. Therefore I feel such advice is confusing for someone new to the craft.
I believe the author keeps her own sheep and uses their wool so that might explain this advice
The projects in the book are Ok but to me they have a fuzzy and unfinished look, again I feel this is down to the wool used.
I have several needle felting books and much prefer Spool Buddies to this book
I will probably try some of the projects but I will use them as a guide only .
I wouldn't recommend this book to a beginner or to anyone in fact , there are far better books on the subject
There is a useful introduction to wool fibres at the beginning, this author uses fleece from her own sheep for her projects, which I think, after a little more reading into the subject and some practice, becomes apparent in the finished article. A lot of the projects just look a little too woolly and unfinished to me, but that is just my preference and felting style. I have ended up not using this book too much, prefering the technique and style of writing in the other book i purchased, but like I say, thats just my preference.
I wouldn't buy this book for a friend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really lovely felting book worth buying though I did not give it full stars as there are slightly better books out there on felting animals.Published 5 months ago by Katkins
Its has some beautiful projects but the photos are tiny and for some reason you cannot zoom in on them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Unlike some of the other needle felt books this has a wide range of difficulty making it a good starter book but enough cute aspirational projects to hold your interest once you... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Int345
Excellent little book great illustrations and ideas, good for any agePublished 17 months ago by Sairz
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK , IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING TO NEEDLE FELT , LOTS OF LOVELY PROJECTS AND IDEAS , DELIVERED IN GOOD TIME , THANK YOU VERY MUCH.Published on 11 Sept. 2013 by S. J. Haley
very inspiring book - want to make all of them. My friends and children will love them, and they're not as hard to make as it seems.Published on 21 April 2013 by FPB
Lovely book to have fun with - clear illustrations and directions - lots of fun - good to add to your llibraryPublished on 22 Feb. 2013 by Heather