The Natural World of Needle Felting

20 Projects for Creating Irresistible Felted Animals

Fi Oberon
AUD $39.99
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This is the first book to elevate the craft of needle felting to a high level of design and quality.

The Natural Art of Needle Felting aims to be the most beautiful and engaging on the market on this increasingly popular subject.

As one of the UK's leading needle felters and designers, Fi Oberon is much in demand for her gorgeous animal sculptures created from felt. The Natural Art of Needle Felting, her first book, aims to be the most beautiful and engaging on the market on this increasingly popular subject. Taking inspiration both from the farm where she grew up and the countryside and seaside in the north of England where she lives, she has created a delightful collection of projects. Ranging from simple to more complex, they include a charming selection of animals found in different natural environments, from a woodland owl and hedgehog, to a farmyard cow and hen with her chicks, to a polar bear and penguin from the frozen plains of Antarctica. Divided into four chapters - 'Uplands', 'Frozen Plains', 'Farmyard & Fields' and 'Coast' - each adorable creature is presented in a specially designed set to reflect its habitat, and there are additional instructions for making incidental items such as dandelions, mushrooms, plants and trees.

As an experienced tutor, Fi's instructions are clear and engaging, as she teaches new skills and techniques while encouraging experimentation and self-expression. Her irresistible felt sculptures will appeal to animal and nature lovers as well as crafters.

Author bio:

Fi Oberon has 30 years' experience as a designer-maker, artist and tutor. At the age of 18 she sold her first knitting pattern to a Fleet Street newspaper. She has ghostwritten the DIY column for the Daily Mail and written soft furnishings instructions for magazines. She has developed and led courses on a diverse range of crafts, from furniture-painting to tile-making, from her own studio and on behalf of other organizations. In 2005, Fi sold her successful craft centre to move to the seaside, where she opened a small seasonal art and craft gallery, selling a ceramics range to wholesale customers throughout the UK. Her felting and fine artwork is displayed at galleries in the Midlands and the north of England, including the prestigious Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax. She has created a range of greetings cards featuring her felted animals. Fi has been inundated with orders from retailers and wholesalers and requests from magazines looking for expert content. This is her first book.

Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
ISBN: 9781910254585
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Jacqui Small
Pub Date: November 2016
Page Extent: 144
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Needlework & fabric crafts