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
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.
Love this book so much bought it for three friends. Felting projects are fun and easy to do with great instructions... Highly recommend.Published 29 days ago by Miriam Schuman
I recently learned the art of Needle Felting, and this book has some great patterns. The instructions are easy to follow and the illustrations are GREAT! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crazy Beader
A good basic introduction to the craft of needle felting. No real detail info but probably the best for getting down the basics. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Virginia-Vykky-Ayers
This is a fun book. The author's designs are too cute. I've got to admit that I don't always follow the directions and use the book more for inspiration, but the directions are... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carole Dyer
So sweet and adorable! The cutest little things to make from wool!Published 5 months ago by Susan M. Kline
This book gives you a nice variety of critters to make. You should be able to make any other critters after getting the hang of these. Nice step-by-step photos.Published 5 months ago by D. Gioia