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.
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Carole Dyer
So sweet and adorable! The cutest little things to make from wool!Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by D. Gioia
I bought this book for my Kindle. I would have rated it higher but the pictures are so small it's hard seeing the demonstration. I am a visual learner. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bird161999
Well scripted and photographed the beginner would be successful with these projects and the more advanced would still probably learn. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ann Mary Rosenbrock
If you enjoy simple animals to needle felt, I think you'd enjoy this book, it has so many different kinds of animals and very easy to do. Great for needle felting beginners .Published 7 months ago by Jan
Great reference guide to the craft of needle felting. Recommend for those who are new to felting as well as others who have more experience - for ideas, and helpful hints.Published 7 months ago by Roxanne H.