Laurie Sharp has done it again. This time her book “felted feathered friends” is for the birds. Not only are birds great singers and beautifully colored, they give us clues to the environments quality. Now you can bring that quality into your own home. Learn the techniques of needle-felting with 20 bird projects.
“Wool Toys and Friends” and “Wool Pets” are Laurie’s previous two books. Needle-felting is her passion and you can see it in the use of color, texture and shape of the felted results. The photographs are by Kevin Sharp. They are large, clear and lovely to look at. Each project also contains step by step instructional photographs that spells things out easily.
The first few projects start off easy and get more difficult as you go through the book. A felting needle, roving and a foam pad are all you need to get started. Laurie shows you how to use the felting needles and how to shape the wool roving.
The bluebird will definitely bring happiness as it is an easy project. If birds of prey interest you, the snowy owl will have you felting away. The pelican, flamingo and mallard duck are water birds that you will delight in creating. There is also a peacock, hummingbird and nesting robin among the variety of birds.
You will learn to make a bird ornament and a bird mobile. These delightful felted creatures can adorn gift packages as well as be a gift on its own. If you enjoy felting or would like to try it, you will want to add Laurie Sharp’s books to your library. Get creative.