From the authors of Needle Felting for Beginners, awarded BEST CRAFT BOOK in The Craft Business Awards 2021.
Needle-felting is an easy and fun technique, requiring little in the way of expensive materials or equipment. Its accessibility means it’s becoming more and more popular, and award-winning authors Judy Balchin and Roz Dace show how to make 20 wonderful little teddy bears using this tactile technique.
Each bear measures around 10-12cm (4-5in) tall and can be made in a matter of hours from a bundle of wool fibres, a felting needle and some carefully chosen embellishments. Each bear has its own special character, and they make ideal gifts and keepsakes for friends and loved ones. There’s a pretty ballet bear, a cool Christmas bear, as well as a vintage bear, rainbow bear and cute baby bears.
Each project is accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, and there are handy hints and tips throughout the book to help make the crafting process even easier. Detailed guidance is provided at the start of the book on the materials and equipment you need; how to sculpt a basic bear; make your bears’ paws, feet and faces; and how to really bring your bear to life by carefully positioning the nose, eyes and ears. The techniques are easy to learn and soon you will be designing and making bears of your own to keep or give.
Previously published as How to Make Little Needle-Felted Teddy Bears (ISBN: 9781782210696).
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Roz Dace & Judy Balchin have had long, successful careers in the craft industry. Roz worked in television and in the media before joining Search Press, where she enjoyed many years as Editorial Director, commissioning practical art and craft books. Now retired, she continues to work with Search Press as a Consultant Editor. Judy is a designer, who has written numerous books and magazine articles on practical crafts, and she has worked as a lettering artist, illustrator and craft demonstrator. She has appeared on DVDs and television and enjoys teaching workshops internationally.
Sisters Roz and Judy have combined their talents and formed a partnership – the Woolly Felters. With their love of felting, especially needle felting, they love sharing their passion and knowledge with others. Their second book, Needle Felting for Beginners, winner of the 'Best Craft Book of 2021' award, has welcomed and encouraged many new needle felters to explore this fascinating craft. Both authors live in Kent, UK.
Pop over to the Woolly Felters website to see their full range of kits and workshops: http://www.woollyfelters.com.