Stunning Needle Felted Pet Portraits

Needle Felted Dog Wool Painting by Dani Ives featured on

Dani Ives is a talented artist who gives time to her craft every day, and what she creates with our MC-1 Batts is beyond stunning! She sells custom pet portraits, her original art and prints on Etsy, plus she teaches classes and inspires thousands daily through her Instagram posts.

Needle Felted Dog Wool Painting by Dani Ives featured on

“I use Living Felt’s wool batts almost exclusively in my wool paintings. The batts felt so easily, and the high quality allows me to blend colors and control the fibers to create small details that make a huge impact in my fiber art.”

Dani Ives
etsy: goodnaturedart

Needle Felted Cow by Dani Ives featured on

Needle Felted Chicken by Dani Ives featured on

Detailed Needle Felted Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits by Jeanette Justus featured on

Jeanette sculpts stunning mini replicas of our beloved four-legged friends. Her poses add such realism to her detailed work!

“My name is Jeanette Justus and I make needle-felted “Personal Pets” for people. I saw a picture of a needle-felted animal on the internet about two years ago, and fell in love with the craft. I love the Living Felt wool and supplies.

Dog Portraits by Jeanette Justus featured on

I use MC-1 Merino-Cross Fast Felting Batts for most of my animals, and for the long-haired animals I use NZ Corriedale Wool Roving. I also use Living Felt’s core wool for their bodies.”

– Jeanette Justus, Wyoming

Beautiful and Alive Needle Felted Horse Portrait

Horse Portrait by Inna Carlson featured on

Inna’s work is beautiful and alive!

“I’ve dabbled with needle felting before, but I used what I could find in local craft stores and wasn’t too impressed with the results.

My main focus was embroidery until I saw the incredible works of Dani Ives on Instagram. That propelled me to give needle felting another chance. I’ve started looking for online suppliers and, when I came across Living Felt website, it was like a dream come true.

I love how easy it is to navigate within the site, the variety and quality of products you offer, your YouTube tutorials and even the business cards you enclose with each order with a motivational quote on the back.

For this horse portrait I used your MC-1 batts from studio packs, which is incredibly easy to use and for horse’s mane I used some of your natural New Zealand Corriedale roving – it has such a beautiful texture! Also, I love the needles, especially green and yellow. It makes such a huge difference when adding some small details to use them.”

Inna Carlson, California
etsy: TheFaithfulThread

Realistic Needle-Felted Pet Portrait

Pet Portrait by Lauren Beach featured on

Lauren is another of our felting friends we like to follow on Instagram and who sells her work on Etsy. She always has fun images of her work like this little beauty – what lovely coloring!

“This pet portrait was a custom order from one of my customers. It was unnerving trying to recreate not just any animal, but someone’s beloved pet! But after about 5 or 6 hours of tinkering, I was happy with the result.

I used only your fast-felting batts and a yellow and green needle from your shop.

I had previously been using a black wool with longer fibers and the fast felting black wool was a dream!”

– Lauren Beach
etsy: SewnbytheBeach
SewnbytheBeach on Instagram

5 Cute Needle Felted Critters

Needle Felted Turtle by Alma Petry featured on

“This was made with your New Zealand Corriedale Wool- African Safari and a package of 38 spiral needles. Since I am a beginner it was heartening to find that your advertising lead me to the perfect products to make this little turtle. The upper and lower shells, legs, head and tail were all made separately and needle felted together. The package has a lovely combination of great colors. I couldn’t be happier.”

– Alma Petry, Illinois

Needle Felted Lemur by Barbara Attwell featured on

Barbara used CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Willow for this awesome, life-sized Lemur commission!

“I was surprised that large was substantially harder than small — the armature was so elongated that it bounced around a lot!”

Barbara Attwell, Texas

Needle Felted Bird by Lynda Shure featured on

“Dear Living Felt, wanted to show you some more of my ‘critters,’ and thank you for the beautiful felt, and your wonderful inspiration, and encouragement!”

– Lynda Shure, Massachusetts

Needle Felted Bunny Purse by Janet Ludin featured on

“This little bunny purse was surface needle felted freehand. All of my felting supplies are from Living Felt. I love everything about your company.”

– Janet Ludin, Washington State

Needle Felted Turtle by Tiffany Gulledge featured on

“I needle felted this turtle for my niece as a Christmas gift. I love felting with my Living Felt supplies! I used colors from my order of Scenic Vista and some other colors I had ordered from you, thank you for always encouraging creativity and happiness to your customers!!”

– Tiffany Gulledge, Arkansas

Realistic Needle Felted Fawn

Needle Felted Fawn by Jackie Felix featured on

“This is my latest entry in an art competition at a gallery where I live. I was struggling to get the exact color for the body of the fawn, and a friend sent me a color they thought would be perfect. Well, as it turns out, it was of course from Living Felt. It was a color called camel, from your NZ Corriedale collection.

Entirely needle felted, the Corriedale camel was exactly the color I was looking for to re-create a Pennsylvania white-tailed fawn. I used your MC-2 bright white was the under color of the body, and Shire was used for the ferns. Oh the moss, it is silk boucle embroidery floss over a needle felted circle of Olive cross felt batts. I had to purchase more of the camel for yet a second fawn I must make at the request of a friend. Hope you’re fond of my fawn.”

Warm Regards,
Jackie Felix, Pennsylvania

Needle Felted Raccoon Family

Felted Raccoon Family by Michelle Houston featured on

Michelle has been felting with us since 2010, and over the years we have really enjoyed the evolution of her felted animals! Included in the fibers she uses are Living Felt CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 Felting Batts, and NZ Corriedale.

“Made a mother racoon for the babies…it was such a fun piece to do.”

Michelle Houston, Ontario Canada