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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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Top Customer Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute book for crafty dog lovers. Directions for many different breeds of dogs.Published 5 months ago by Codi
I've been gathering the ingredients to attempt needle felting for the first time and I'm hoping to be able to give one of my woodland santa figures (he's in a sled) a team of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by bothellbuyer
Cute. Had not expected the dogs to be as whimsical looking and a bit more realistic. Very good, highly detailed instructions. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rats Bats Cats
Nice book, but definitely for beginner projects. Lots of details and pictures.Published 23 months ago by bkill
Will come in handy - I like this book better than the others I have bought so far this has more breeds and the instructions are better.Published on March 31, 2014 by SilverHeels