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I Make Wool Copies Of Peoples’ Pets
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Animals, Needle and Thread7 years ago

I Make Wool Copies Of Peoples’ Pets

I am a needle felting artist who creates poseable sculptures of dogs, owls, and other realistic (and whimsical) creatures.  Many people I encounter have never heard of needle felting.  Needle felting involves using a barbed needle to repeatedly poke at piles of loose wool and other fibers until they form solid shapes.  The barbs on the needle cause the individual fibers to entangle, eventually forming a solid three-dimensional shape.
Many people commission me to create dog sculptures of their or a family member’s favorite dog.  These dogs are often referred to as “soul dogs” – dogs fate has placed with their human companions.  I also receive many orders for sculptures of special dogs who have passed away – I believe a dog sculpture is an unique way to remember and honor a beloved companion.
My dream is to one day support myself and my family with my needle felting.  It brings me great joy to create felt sculptures of people’s pets and to be able to felt fulltime would be such an honor.

More info: Facebook | Etsy

I use people’s photos to create custom dog sculptures

To make these felt dogs, I start by building a wire armature.  I use dog breed guidelines and figures of dog skeletons to create a wire “skeleton” to build my sculpture on

I then use my customer’s photos as well as breed guidelines to felt the actual dog.  I pay special attention to each dog’s unique characteristics, such as coat color, patterns, and markings

My ultimate goal is to create a miniature replica of that particular dog

Because my sculptures contain wire armatures, the dogs are completely poseable- they can be posed into multiple positions

Each dog takes approximately two to three weeks to complete

You can find these adorable dogs on Etsy.

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Fernandito
Community Member
7 years ago

It is incredible, beautiful, lovely. Thanks for the photos.

CrStyles
Community Member
7 years ago

Very cute !!

TeddyLuna
Community Member
7 years ago

So awesome!!!

lemonhead
Community Member
7 years ago

if you make them, the owner (if the dog passed away) then they could go crazy, like my aunt...she talks to her stuffed cat 24/7

JulietteO'Donnell
Community Member
7 years ago

Really good love the feet

SmileyRie
Community Member
7 years ago

They are gorgeous. You are a fantastic artist & I think I'll be looking you up to create one for my dog

Natalie Harris
Community Member
6 years ago

So cool!

MichelleMalia
Community Member
6 years ago

I sure hope you are using wool which comes from sheep who have been treated humanely.

Xenthia
Community Member
6 years ago

These dogs are adorable. It's a much better way of remembering a deceased pet, than having the real dog stuffed and preserved.

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
6 years ago

Omg...this is neat. Nice project!

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! great job!

PaulinaGutierrezZuñiga
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG! I need one of these like my dog <3 incredible, really :)

bubblykitten
Community Member
7 years ago

can you do cats?

sctntxtn13
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh woow! I would so buy these and collect them if I could! :) adorable

CatrenMoore
Community Member
7 years ago

so realistic- good job :)

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice idea, but I find it a tad creepy.

MaryFinelli
Community Member
7 years ago

Please use a non-animal-derived material in place of wool. Wool is obtained from cruel methods. Sad to honor one animal by harming another.

JoyBranch
Community Member
7 years ago

U should not make replicas pets with wool they do cruel things to the sheep to get the wool u should watch peta.com to c how they treat them

KittyBuns
Community Member
7 years ago

You shouldn't believe everything peta says. They have one of the highest kill percentages of their "saved" animals.

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Fernandito
Community Member
7 years ago

It is incredible, beautiful, lovely. Thanks for the photos.

CrStyles
Community Member
7 years ago

Very cute !!

TeddyLuna
Community Member
7 years ago

So awesome!!!

lemonhead
Community Member
7 years ago

if you make them, the owner (if the dog passed away) then they could go crazy, like my aunt...she talks to her stuffed cat 24/7

JulietteO'Donnell
Community Member
7 years ago

Really good love the feet

SmileyRie
Community Member
7 years ago

They are gorgeous. You are a fantastic artist & I think I'll be looking you up to create one for my dog

Natalie Harris
Community Member
6 years ago

So cool!

MichelleMalia
Community Member
6 years ago

I sure hope you are using wool which comes from sheep who have been treated humanely.

Xenthia
Community Member
6 years ago

These dogs are adorable. It's a much better way of remembering a deceased pet, than having the real dog stuffed and preserved.

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
6 years ago

Omg...this is neat. Nice project!

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! great job!

PaulinaGutierrezZuñiga
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG! I need one of these like my dog <3 incredible, really :)

bubblykitten
Community Member
7 years ago

can you do cats?

sctntxtn13
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh woow! I would so buy these and collect them if I could! :) adorable

CatrenMoore
Community Member
7 years ago

so realistic- good job :)

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice idea, but I find it a tad creepy.

MaryFinelli
Community Member
7 years ago

Please use a non-animal-derived material in place of wool. Wool is obtained from cruel methods. Sad to honor one animal by harming another.

JoyBranch
Community Member
7 years ago

U should not make replicas pets with wool they do cruel things to the sheep to get the wool u should watch peta.com to c how they treat them

KittyBuns
Community Member
7 years ago

You shouldn't believe everything peta says. They have one of the highest kill percentages of their "saved" animals.

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