Today I have a book review for you - Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-felting Techniques. Martin bought me this book for my birthday in 2012, along with a needle felting kit. I wrote about my needle felting exploits here.
The book starts with a few pages covering supplies needed, and hints and tips. I found these pages immensely beneficial as a newcomer to needle felting, and I think that they are clear and informative.
There are three different basic body 'patterns' in this book - birds, short legged animals and long legged animals. For each type of animal there is a full-colour double page spread, showing in detail how to create each body part.
One of the things that I love about this book are the photographs. Each section starts with full page colour photos of each animal in a little still life.
These are then followed by the instructions, which consist of a page with a photo of all the items you need and a photo of the finished item, and a page with the instructions written out, with little drawings to show you how big each body part should be.
Although there are only three basic body shapes, there are quite a range of animals: Penguin, bunny, cats, dogs, koala, fox and sheep to name a few. There are quite a few similar animals though, for example, there are a few different cats, which have the same basic pattern, just made in different colours. I would have liked to have seen different animals instead. But that is the only complaint I could possibly have!
I love these little sheep strolling across the sofa!
Thanks for reading
p.s. I have not been paid to write this review, I just love craft books, and hope that I can help you find some that you love too! The link to the book on Amazon at the top of the page is an affiliate link, and if you do end up making a purchase, I will get a little % of the amount, but it won't cost you anything, so it is a win-win!