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Inspired By Nature, I Upcycle Faux Fur Fabric By Sewing It Into Realistic-Looking Animals
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Needle and Thread3 years ago

Inspired By Nature, I Upcycle Faux Fur Fabric By Sewing It Into Realistic-Looking Animals

I’m Rachel Austin, a textile artist from The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

Greatly inspired by nature and my beautiful surroundings, I love the challenge of working out how to cut fabric pieces, which when sewn together and stuffed, form realistic-looking animals. I mainly use unwanted faux fur fabric and hand sew it into tactile pieces of art. So far I’ve created animals from little birds to life-size badgers! I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy making them.

If you would like to know more, pop over to my Facebook or Instagram.

Thank you for reading!

More info: Facebook | Instagram | Etsy

Curious cub

Badger & the butterfly

Peek-A-Boo!

By the riverbank

Swallows

Willow tit

Kestrel in flight

Unicorn head – sewn from a fleecy throw

Song thrush

Image credits: www.etsy.com

Howling wolf cub

Jenny Wren singing

Poseable baby fawn

Baby scrap dragon

Meeting on meadows gate

Flying sparrow

Off for a hop about

Magpie

Blue-eyed baby

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Helen Rg Lockwood
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3 years ago

Rachel your work is truly stunning,so realistic and even more so when you see it "in real life",such a talented artist,i love your work.

Community Member
3 years ago

Gosh, thank you so much Helen! X

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Christina Newton
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3 years ago

Who could resist any of these wonderful animals they are amazing and the workmanship superb, but the fox is simply delightful.

Community Member
3 years ago

Very kind of you to say, thank you! 🙂

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Lisbeth Kolstad
Community Member
3 years ago

You are fantatic Rachel, your animals is so real! Beautiful work!!

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Helen Rg Lockwood
Community Member
3 years ago

Rachel your work is truly stunning,so realistic and even more so when you see it "in real life",such a talented artist,i love your work.

Community Member
3 years ago

Gosh, thank you so much Helen! X

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Christina Newton
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3 years ago

Who could resist any of these wonderful animals they are amazing and the workmanship superb, but the fox is simply delightful.

Community Member
3 years ago

Very kind of you to say, thank you! 🙂

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Lisbeth Kolstad
Community Member
3 years ago

You are fantatic Rachel, your animals is so real! Beautiful work!!

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