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Fleece Dog: A Little Bit of Magic Created with Raw Wool and a Special Needle Paperback – November 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571204334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571204332
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 7.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nobuko Nagakubo started her own company designing animal topiaries. Her fleece dogs have been featured in several magazines; her real dog, CJ, is a petit basset griffon vendeen. She lives in Japan.

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Customer Reviews

The pictures are great, and the instructions seem very simple!
"Ali"
This is a fun little book with great instructions, and wonderful ideas for making fleece/felted dogs.
Beth Clarke
After reading the book I went to the author's website to order the kit for a few specific breeds.
S. McDonald

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have a little experience in needle felting and wet felting, but I've never attempted anything 3-D like this before. I'm happy to say I just completed my first little fleece dog today, and I think the instructions are just incredible. Not only does the author include step-by-step photos and instructions, but she includes actual-size "diagrams", similar to blueprints, for each dog in the book. The only material I cannot find locally are the eyes, so I made do with ball-tipped sewing pins. I can't wait to make a little companion for my first pup! I love this book. The photography and book design is modern and appealing, also.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Hill on February 6, 2008
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I hadn't done ANY needle felting when I accidentally happened upon this wonderful little book. In addition, the first printing of this book was completely in Japanese! In spite of that, I was able to look at the pictures and diagrams and create my first needle felted pup! I love dogs and that's what drew me to it... The negative review about the book is misleading. If you have any kind of craft or art ability, you can do do this! As far as finding supplies, if you have access to a computer and the internet, you can find everything you need. Ebay is an excellent source for fiber and felting needles, and even JoAnn.com offers supplies.
Needle felting is a wonderful, portable craft that will delight you and the friends and family you choose to share it with. Give it a try, but remember...those needles are sharp! Don't look up while poking the wool!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S. McDonald on July 19, 2008
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This book was my first step into needle felting. I was enamored by the adorable critters and beautiful photography. After reading the book I went to the author's website to order the kit for a few specific breeds. The dacshund was my first one and the results were better than I expected (see photo) ! I also did the husky from the author's kit with outstanding results. I then wanted to try my own project. I purchased wool from a local yarn store, glass eyes from ebay, and used pipe cleaners for the "skeleton". I used my poodle mix as a model and the results were fantastic. (again, see photo).

I have since done reproductions of many of my friend and family's pets. I enjoy this craft immensely as it has quick results (the first one i did took about 7 hours....and I got much much faster as I grew experienced.)

This book was the springboard into other felting activities and projects from other books. But none are as impressive as the Fleece Dogs. They are consistently beautiful.

The best thing about this book is the "actual size" diagrams of the body shape. It is very helpful in achieving semi-realistic forms and proportions (especially for individual breeds). The worst part of this book is the description of the needed materials. It is easy to get intimidated by the very specific type of wire and cotton sleeve the author uses. However it is fairly easy to work around those suggestions with a little creativity and some time spent in a craft shop.

If you are even the least bit intrigued by this book....try it!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Vulpes13 on March 22, 2007
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I was so excited when I saw this book! I love both dogs and fleece, so it seemed a natural choice for me. The dogs are so realistic and the directions are quite clear. I haven't yet made any of the dogs, but I do understand there will be a learning curve as I learn to manipulate the fleece and needles to churn out my own, cute dogs made of wool! It's a great book and I would recommend it to any other fiber artists!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bethany Carlson-mann on December 17, 2007
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The good:
This book is really cute and the pictures are great. Very Inspirational.
The dog building is not for beginning needle felters. The legs can be tricky.But anyone with a bit of experience will be able to do this quickly. There are so many super cute dogs and I am sure I will be making pups from this book for quite some time.

The not as great:
There are a few items that she uses that a bit hard to find as well and it seems like she only shows her products as an option, which you buy in Yen from her Japanese website. It would have been nice to show alternatives (pipecleaners instead of the wire armatures... beads instead of the glass eyes..) or to have a US website ready with the book. I am a bit hesitant to order minute items when I don't understand the prices.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Angelica on February 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I thought this was a great book! I have never done felting before and I found the instructions easy. I'm a beginner but my pups are turning out pretty well, with some practice they will be great.

Great thing to try out!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diana F. Von Behren TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 26, 2013
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"Fleece Dog" by Nobuko Nagakubo (Sinco) presents instructions to construct twenty adorable felted dogs that when compared to Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques proves itself to be the sure winner.

Why? The animals in "Fleece Dog" have character and soul. Each of Sinco's creations is a little work of art that irresistibly craves attention. Anyone who has ever had a pet will appreciate the personality depicted in the face and eyes and hope only that they, as crafters, have the skill to make one with similar skill.

My expectations were pretty high. After watching Sundance Channel's "Man Shops Globe: Scotland" where Anthropologie buyer Keith Johnson happens upon crafter Domenica Moore Gordon's felt dogs and cannot get over their miniature personalities, I had hoped that ordering "Little Felted Animals" would give me a glimpse into that charismatic appeal that so bewitched Johnson despite the diminutive size of each finished creature. I was wrong about that. Instead I did some further research and ordered one of Ms. Moore Gordon's dog kits to discover the secret for myself. Along with that strategy, I ordered this book which gives me ample options as Ms. Gordon's kit only contains instructions and materials for one particular type of dog. I figured that Sinco's book would reveal to me color combinations, body shape suggestions and a multitude of insider's tips so that I could change up the breed once I finished making the dog from Two Mongrels.

I am not disappointed. The book itself is structured well.
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