I can't resist books on fiber arts. Whether it's knitting, sewing, embroidery or felting, I love working with all kinds of fibers and fabric materials.
When these kind of books relate to kids, that's a bonus for me. Not only can I enjoy the process of making something, but it can amuse my kids of those of friends, either in its final result or in the creation of the object.
Wee Felt Worlds: Sweet Little Scenes to Needle Felt by Amanda Carestio is a new, adorable book from Lark Crafts that focuses on needle felting. And the projects included in the book are so stinkin' cute!
How sweet is this little woodland scene? Felt and wool seems so fitting for the natural setting.
The Circus Maximus scene is also very cool. I like the look of the characters (designing figures always stumps me, 3-dimensionally) and I like that the instructions are easy to follow for making one's own.
While the book may intimidating for some in terms of securing the materials needed (really though, so much can be found online now), once you have the wool and a few tools, you're set. The step-by-step techniques will hold your hand through the whole process. Kudos to the author for explaining it so well, and also adding helpful illustrations throughout.
With over 50 projects to make, there's something for everyone's taste in Wee Felt Worlds. And for around $8, it's a beautifully illustrated, informative book on a craft that you might want learn more about. You can purchase it via Barnes and Noble.
Why not try this sample project, for a Squirrel, as seen below (just click on the photo, then right click to enlarge). Enjoy!
Disclosure: I received a sample copy of Wee Felt Worlds for review purposes.