'Painting With Wool' Book by Dani Ives
I love this book! Dani talks through all aspects of needle felting paintings and portraits then starts with some beginner projects through to more advanced.
'Painting with Wool is the introductory and must-have text for fibre artists and other crafters looking for a new and exciting art form to explore. Increasingly popular, Dani Ives’s style of needle felting uses wool fibres and a felting needle to layer and “paint” embellishments for pieces that are bursting with texture and depth. Whether you want to decorate a tote or garment, or create frameable artwork, Painting with Wool is the guide to everything you need to know—including the tools required, the basic techniques, and how to get started. For fibre lovers who want to broaden their skills, needle felting is an easy, therapeutic form of self-expression that offers beautiful, unique results. Ives is a pioneer in this art form and a skilled instructor who makes learning this craft fun and approachable for all.'
Originally published: 26 March 2019
***In this book Dani recommends using DHG carded Maori blend of felting wools and a star felting needle for shallow work - we stock all of these cx