Trophies from the big hunt have been a tradition for generations. With Sewn Animal Heads, fur doesn’t have to fly for you to add these magnificent beasts to your home. This collection of 15 trophy animal heads for you to sew includes a rhino, giraffe, elephant, crocodile, bear, and so much more. An extensive techniques section, step-by-step instructions, 150 sumptuous photos, and 200 illustrations guarantee success from start to finish. This wildly fabulous collection of projects ranges from simple to complex so that beginners and experts alike will have a blast in the sewing room while creating these whimsical statement pieces.
"Sewing takes the stage in Mooncie’s second book of faux-taxidermy animal-head trophies (her first, Animal Heads, focused on crocheted pieces). Included are 15 different heads, ranging from familiar domestic and farm animals such as cats, horses, rabbits, and pigs to exotic wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, and crocodiles. Each animal head features illustrated instructions that walk through the intricate construction process. Mooncie’s creative use of fabrics, including repurposed garments, gives the projects dimension, texture, and color. An overview of basic sewing skills, as well as photocopier-friendly patterns, are included in an appendix. Experienced sewists can take a walk on the wild side with these clever projects."—Library Journal
Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a children's wear designer, illustrator and interior designer. Vanessa now specializes in silkscreen work (www.vanessamooncie.com) and designing crochet jewelry through her company Kissy Suzuki (www.kissysuzuki.com). She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa has written manh successful books for GMC Publications, including Animal Hats, Crocheted Wild Animals, Sew Adorable, And Sew to Bed and Crocheted Sea Creatures. She is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.