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.
This book is a handy reference and inspiration piece for anyone interested in needle felting. I've read several felting books, and this one spends just the right amount of space... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Lance & Amy
Loved this, UNTIL IT BROKE! Unfortunately the handle broke first day on our second walk! My little dachshund are only 12 pounds each but they broke the handle when they went after... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Janet E. Ridgely
Great book! I'm glad I purchased it! Lots of cute things to do with great instructions!Published 3 months ago by critterhollow
This book is FABULOUS! I am a beginner at needle felting and this book is awesome. Great photos to get you on you started quickly.Published 3 months ago by C. Jones
My felting teacher recommended this as the best book to start with, and I agree. Cute critters, easy-to-follow instructions, lots of step-by-step photos. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Virginia Bates
Awesome little book. My daughter did her first project and loved her baby penguin. Thank u!Published 6 months ago by TriciaG