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Felt Dogs gets off on the right foot (or paw) by smacking you straight in the face with cuteness, using a doe eyed Boston Terrier for the beautiful matt paperback cover.
Inside, follow more lush photographs of tiny cute pooches, sectioned by breed and in situations that will make you gush (including a Labrador retriever playing a tiny piano –ahh!!).
“I want to make them ALL” you’ll cry!
After you’ve stared incredible cuteness in the face, you realise you have to try and make one yourself – But panic not first time needle felters! The instructions that follow are easy to digest, with friendly and informal language and clear step by step instructions – with pictures! There’s even a breakdown of what tools and materials you will need, and what purpose they serve.
To-scale photographs of every breed help guide you in how your dainty dog should look, with templates for ears, and mix and match positions (standing, sitting and a beddy-bye pose) that you can use for any breed.
Overall, I think that for a first time needle felter, this book is the perfect place to start, with it’s easy to follow instructions and a cute new pet at the end. From Chihuahuas to Welsh Corgis, Beagles to Poodles – how could anyone resist?
You can get your copy for Felt Dogs by Mitsuki Hoshi direct from Laurence King this February! Or click on the links below to buy it from the Mr X Stitch Amazon store!
OR…why not enter our competition for your chance to win a copy! All you have to do is leave a comment below the post with your best dog story! It’s THAT easy!
Closing date for comments is Saturday 8th February, at which point we’ll chuck all of them into a Random Number Generator and pick a winner! Good luck!
Leigh Bowser is a BA (Hons) Textile Craft graduate and free hand machine embroiderer, specialising in portraiture of both pets and people! See her work at www.leighlalovesyou.com!