I have been an artist and designer for years now and have loved animals since my family got our first dog when I was 5. Fast forward to 2018 when I discovered dry needle felting and how fiber can be sculpted to create dimensional pet & animal portraits.
I had to try it.
So, I mixed various colors of loose wool fibers together and roughly laid them out on a felt background. I then jabbed the loose fibers into one another and the background with a special barbed needle over and over until they tangled tightly together...and that's it. I saw how stable this process made the wool fibers, so I added more layers and dimension until I ended up with high relief sculpture, which eventually involved building an armature behind the large moose pictured here.
If you'd like additional information and pricing for portraits, please contact me for details. I look forward to hearing about how I can help make a long lasting memory of your pet or animal.
Thanks for your support!