Posted by: gourmetfelted | January 15, 2010


This is a Needle Felted Pet Portrait Sculpture that I made of a cute Yorkie named Scamp! He is sculpted from wool and is poseable! I can make a miniature sculpture of your pet also!




  1. Oh my, I had seen your work here before. In fact, the sheltie was what made me really want to pursue needle felting! When I purchased wool on another site, I didn’t realize it would be you! Your work is meticulous and inspired. I am just beginning and I am hooked. Thank you for sharing

  2. Welcome to my blog!
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my sculptures! That is so heart warming to me that you wanted to pursue needle felting because of my work! I am honored! Thanks! Feel free to ask any questions anytime!

  3. hi I wanted to ask how long have you been felting?

  4. Three years? Are you a needle felter also?

  5. just a beginner, your work is brilliant, how long would one of your sculptures take you? like the dogs for example?

  6. Thank you for your kind words. They take 20 to 30 hours depending on breed and markings. I put much love into each one and they are hard to part with!!LOL!

  7. I can imagine! haha! Do you like making dogs the best? I prefer cats lol

  8. I am allergic to cats so I only had one cat as a pet. He was a tomcat so he was rarely home. I know dog anatomy, but with cats I am slowly learning and pushing myself to get it! I am happy with the orange tabby that I did. Did you see it in my flickr pics?

  9. yes, its lovely I love the detailed pattern on him, I’d love to make a long haired cat, like that white long haired cat that won your competition last year! I think long hair is beond me at the moment though!

  10. That cat was stunning! i loved the little pink paws! When you do a long coated anything, it is like doing the sculpture all over again. I have taken 30 minutes just grooming a long coated sculpture. It is lovely when they are finished though!

  11. Hi Gerry,

    Your work is incredible! I’m new to needle felting, though I’ve been selling polymer clay dog art for years. I’ve been a fan of your work for a while now and I’m stopping by to give you the Sunshine Award because your work makes me smile!

    Please stop by my blog to receive your award.

    I really appreciate the tips on needle felting you give here too!

  12. I’d love to see a video tutorial on putting long fur on, I just can’t get my head round it, especially putting the long hair on the little faces!

  13. You insert the long fibers in little tufts. You can either felt the ends on one end or felt it down the center. You felt in a line similar to using a sewing machine. You have to felt the holes quite close together to hold the fiber in. Also the base that you felt into has to be firm enough to hold the fiber tightly. It takes hours to insert fur all over the body this way, but the results are worth it!
    Happy Felting!

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