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  • Introduction
  • Materials and Tools
  • Basic Techniques
  • BIRDS:
    • Bluebird
    • Cardinal
    • Dove
    • Nesting Robin
    • Swan and Cygnet
    • Snowy Owl
    • Yellow Warbler
    • Peacock
    • Flamingo
    • Nuthatch
    • Mallard Duck
    • Spring Chick
    • Love Birds
    • Bird Mobile
    • Bird Ornament
    • Hummingbird
    • Stellar's Jay
    • Downy Woodpecker
    • Pelican
    • Puffin
  • Gallery
  • About the Author
  • Resources

Title: Felted Feathered Friends: Techniques and Projects for Needle-felted Birds
Author: Laurie Sharp
Publication Date: HC:2012
Publisher: Creative Publishing International, Minneapolis, MN
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781589236943

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are broken down fairly well and you get picture tutorials to go with them.

SUMMARY- There are no patterns, per se. Needlefelting is a sculptural art and much like clay you are adding, not whittling off like wood sculpture. I found her birds pretty basic, with little detail other than the right basic shape and color schemes with poseable feet(wrapped pipecleaners). I bought this book for the peacock pattern, and was mildly disappointed. I think it was because the eyes had the bare minimum of detail one would expect. This would be a great beginner book for getting the feel of the felting needles and putting shapes together - birds aren't all that complicated a form but they do have a form so... Otherwise, I'd look for more advanced books.

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