Darling Poodle Created with Own Fur and Merino Fast Felting Batts! ~ Elizabeth Payne
Elizabeth Payne, of Erie, PA, needle felted this cute pooch as her first felted pet! What an adorable little replica! She is the cutest little “poodle sheep” I’ve seen! Good luck with your Chihuahua 🙂
“My husband has been encouraging [me] to make a sculpture of our Toy Poodle, Abbie.
I made a wire armature and covered it with Living Felt’s natural Merino Cross Fast Felting batt, then the final layers of gray in Charcoal [and] Suede for the body, leg and ear foundations and Abbie’s Face. The Living Felt wool gray colors were a perfect match. The texture of the Fast Felting batt was visually identical to the texture of the close cropped body fur. Abbie’s top knot, ear outer layers, legs and tail were felted (tufted) with her own fur that I had saved from her grooming. I grow out her coat during the winter several inches long, literally having my little “poodle sheep” shorn in the spring. I had been saving her wool to have spun, but I think felting it will be much better!
My next challenge will be to make a sculpture of our white Chihuahua, Emma. Ha ha, there is no fur from Emma to use. A smooth coated dog is much more of a challenge!”
Elizabeth Payne ~ Damselfly Studio ~ Erie, PA