Needle Felting is becoming a popular craft and one that I enjoy doing .It is a way of sculpting with wool which can be done at home without making too much mess or huge expense. I have bought a number of books about it ,I have divided up the books that I own as follows
- Detailed instructions of animals and birds, seasonal items such as Easter Eggs and Christmas novelties, mainly for beginners
- Sculptures of the human figure
- Painting pictures using wet and dry techniques
- Apparel , scarves, slippers, hats.
I bought Wool Buddies because I thought the figures would be simple and adapt to making Easter Egg shapes. The only thing that I made from this book was Eunice the sheep. I found the designs a bit too funky for my liking and quite complicated in some cases.
Rachel Austen is another popular author of needle felting design books .I bought this one just before Christmas, owing to a late delivery I only had time to make the Holy Family trio and an angel. They were much admired and I shall work on making the whole nativity scene , shepherds, three kings sheep and so on ready for next year.