Book Review – Felt Dogs by Mitsuki Hoshi


It's the Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness from Mr X Stitch!

Mitsuki Hoshi is a notorious cute dog creator, who has brought you Ami Ami Dogs: Seriously Cute Crochet and Dog Sweaters and Accessories.  Now, she welcomes Felt Dogs into the world!

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.

Felt Dogs High Res 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!!).

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“I want to make them ALL” you’ll cry!

Felt Dogs by Mitsuki Hoshi

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.

Felt Dogs by Mitsuki Hoshi

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!

Mr X

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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