Bring animals from the farm, countryside and wood to life with the magic of feltcraft.
Wool is a wonderfully natural and tactile material for crafting. This beautifully presented book guides readers through the creation of their own three-dimensional felt creatures from raw wool batting, using Rotraud Reinhard's unique 'building-up' method.
From lazy cats to jumping squirrels, tiny mice to majestic deer, this richly illustrated book offers step-by-step instructions for more than 25 different animals, many of which can be made in several stances and sizes to fit different nature scenes. The book also provides options for designing individual fur markings and details.
As individual animals or in a seasonal tableau, these natural-looking animals will enrich any home or classroom.
'If you work in schools or run courses for children, then I am sure they will be delighted to make these creatures. Some children might even make animals from a favourite story or book, and it will encourage them to look at the natural world. Rotraud's book is an easy to understand, inspiring and imaginative glimpse into another aspect of feltmaking. For me, as a designer feltmaker, I shall certainly be using this book for ideas when making gifts.'
– Felt Matters
'In my spare time, I am building up a collection of felt animals for both puppet shows, and for my grandchildren to play with. I have successfully made quite a few from the author's previous book, A Felt Farm. This easy-to-follow, beautifully illustrated book comes just in time to add the woodland animals. I love the way she has imaginatively photographed the animals in nature.'
– Kindling Magazine