"Susa's approach to needle felting will give beginners the know-how to get started, but experienced felters will also appreciate her whimsical designs."—Library JournalCute Needle Felted Animal Friends
shows you how to create lifelike felted figures that remind you of the pets you love—using a little wool roving, a felting needle, and a few basic tools and techniques. Even more than this, it shows you how to capture their adorable expressions when they're playing hard, napping, or just happy to see you. A sweetly cocked head, perky ears, and a tail that makes you think it's actually wagging—the charm of these miniature figures is all in the details!
Easy step-by-step instructions and photos show you how to make the basic shapes and components, then how to add details like long or curly hair, spines, and stripes, as well as little faces that are utterly irresistible. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to portray the unique poses and expressions of beloved pets from your own life.And just like your pets, this needle felting book is so friendly that even novice felters will have no trouble making these miniature animal figures, including:
- A perky Yorkshire Terrier
- An elegant Russian Blue Cat
- A playful Tabby
- A sleepy Mottled Cat
- A Holland Lop Rabbit
- A curly Toy Poodle
- A fluffy Pomeranian
- A dapper French Bulldog
- Matching mom-and-pup Chihuahuas
- A sweet Pygmy Hedgehog
- And many more!
Sachiko Susa is a master felter and prolific designer of stuffed toys, specializing in expressive little animals both realistic and novel. She has taught and published extensively in her native Japan. Her numerous books have been translated into French, Chinese and other languages. She is the author ofIt's a Small World Felted Friends, Sweet & Simple Needle Felted Animals, andPompom Pokemon.
"Simply stated,Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends is unabashedly and enthusiastically recommended for personal and community library Contemporary Needlecrafting instructional reference collections."—Midwest Book Review
"The book's written instructions are concise and complete. Laid out with the crafter in mind, the book measures 10" x 7.5", so both illustrations and numbered instructions are easy to see. It is printed on high quality paper and is an appealing and durable crafting book.Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends is visually inviting inside and out, full of fun projects created by an expert whose easy-to-follow instructions build confidence at every step."—Foreword