Unique Dog Woollen Felt Sculpture
Needle felting, an age-old craft, seems to be rapidly growing all over the world. It is the process of pressing and stabbing at wool fibres with a felting needle to obtain a matted firm felt mass.
By adding wire and other materials, the fibre, with the aid of the felting needle, can be designed into three-dimensional figures.
Below you will find some of the best examples of dog gifts UK in the shape of a felt model dog sculpted from wool fibres, and I hope that you will be as delighted with them as I was when I first saw them.
Most of the crafters work from commission and will require as many photos of your dog from different positions as possible. Models can usually be posed in your favourite way as well. Communicating your wishes with the artist is important to get exactly the unique reminder of your beloved dog that you want. Request a custom order and have something made just for you.
Please note – these dog sculptures are not a toy and so would not be suitable for children.
TrimbleBerryBears are based in London and ship worldwide. They make one-off dogs that are needle felted from a blend of British wool and speciality fibres. The majority of her dog sculptures, like this English Bull Terrier, are tiny, being usually under 6cm high.
- Handmade one of a kind
- Made from a blend of British wool
- Stands just 5cm floor to top of ears – just under 2 inches
- Black glass eyes
- Leather collar
- His back leg has a stitched on leather tag
Why not commission a felt sculpture of your own dog, or as a special gift for a friend. Although small, being 7 to 8 inches tall, they are so fantastically made as to look very realistic. Supply as many photos of your beloved pooch and you will be beyond pleased, as one reviewer has said. Any breed, such as this Lurcher/Greyhound, can be made with the photos supplied by yourself.
These models are not toys to be played with but works of art to be admired while also reminding of your beloved canine companion.
Ships worldwide from Hereford, England
Golden Retrievers make wonderful pets but also many of them are used as working dogs by The Guide Dogs for instance. This sculpture is portrayed in a Guide Dogs harness which can be removed if desired. Taking a minimum of twenty hours of needle felting to construct out of hand blended Merino wool. If it wasn’t for it being so small, you’d think it was real. The tongue and teeth have been made from polymer clay and the eyes from acrylic. This all goes together to make it look extremely lifelike.
- Handmade item
- Materials: wire, wool, Polymer clay, leather, chain
- Ships worldwide from Boston, England
This sculpture stands 5 1/2″ at the shoulders, 7″ to the top of the head and 10 1/2″ from nose to tip of the tail.
The Guide Dog harness has been carefully replicated to UK style, and is also handmade, as is the chain collar and correct extendable training lead. Both harness, collar and lead are removable.
These are only six examples of delightful felted dog sculptures to give as gifts for dog lovers, there are many more…take a look.