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.

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Thank you for reading!

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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

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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