Wool Toys & Friends: Step-by-Step Instructions for Needle-Felting Fun. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2010. 128p. illus. ISBN 978-1-58923-506-9. $19.99. FIBER CRAFTS
This collection of cheery, intricate felted toys focuses on needle-felting techniques but also includes some basic wet felting. The clear, easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by photographs, so crafters can see what the project should look like at every step—essential for three-dimensional projects such as these. Sharp’s technique, especially with faces, is painterly, and the attention to detail in the patterns is extraordinary. These may be designed as toys, but they are also lovely as decorative objects, and many are well within the reach of ambitious beginners. - Library Journal, August 2010
About the Author
Laurie Sharp is a full time artist and has been needle felting for over 7 years. She raises her own sheep and shears and processes the wool for most of her projects. She has been featured on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” You can view her web site at www.woolpets.com. Her work has been shown in a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and business partner, Kevin Sharp. Kevin 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.