Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sweet Needle Felts
I received my copy of Sweet Needle Felts: 25 Projects to Wear, Give and Hug the other day and am thrilled with it.
Jenn takes you through the process explaining the materials and techniques of needle felting in a very clear and understandable way. Once you have the basic concepts and have purchased your tools and wools you are ready to go. The projects in the book are well varied and include housewares, accessories, jewelry, embellishing items like t-shirts and dolls & toys all with cute photos and clear directions to accompany them.
If you are familiar with Jenn you will be super excited that you can make your very own bear, bunny and kitty with outfits and accessories just like the photo on the cover. Okay, maybe not just like because Jenn's are so perfect but, similar.
Personally, I know I will be trying out the Folk Belt, Coasters, Pillows, Trivet, Forest Floor Pincushion, Fabric Artwork, Cute and Cuddly Critters, Fun Fruit, and Miss Penelope Poppet but, there are so many others that are so cute. The fact that I want to make this many projects makes this craft book very successful to me. How many times have you bought a craft book for only one or two of the projects?
I personally own three of Jenn's needle felted creatures. All are beautifully made and adorable. Although needle felting is a relatively easy craft to learn the artistry behind Jenn's whimsical creations is one of a kind.
Congratulations Jenn on your book. It's amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us.