Friday, April 8, 2016
Little Felted Dogs by Saori Yamazaki
It features 24 different types of dogs to felt, and a short introduction to Needle Felting Basics which includes instructions such as:
"What is Needle Felting?"
"Basic Materials and Tools"
The author explains what type of needle is needed and why it's important to get the right kind. She also gets into the different types of Wool and what types work best for each project.
The different projects range in difficulty. For example, the Golden Retriever puppies appear to be easier than the Pug Puppy. For each felted dog, there is a recipe for items needed. It lists the color of wool you will need for the body, ears and tail, as well as the colors you will need for the body. It also mentions any other supplies you might need such as glass eyes or pipe cleaners.
The instructions are pretty detailed, explaining how to construct the dog, what sizes to aim for, and sometimes listing small notes which give helpful tips on how to make the felted dog look more like an actual dog.
All in all, I thought this was a fantastic book for the price. It's hardcover makes it durable and easy to work with when creating a project, and it includes plenty of projects to stay busy for awhile! This book would be excellent for tweens on up to adults. I think it will be a fun project that my daughter and I can do together. Another aspect of this book that I really enjoyed was the fact that you don't need to buy a ton of supplies to get started. It is a pretty low priced hobby. I rate this book as 5 stars.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.