Posted by: gourmetfelted | July 19, 2011

Needle Felted Dog~by Gourmet Felted~American Hairless Terrier~AHT

This was a fun breed to create… American Hairless Terrier. It was fun to add the spots and a little pink for a skin look!


  1. Hi, I’ve been following your blog for a while and you seem to be an expert in needle felting (your work is incredible by the way!)

    I’m a beginner, and I was going to try and make a bird, I’ve seen on the internet that when the pros make birds they have wire feet which look like they are wrapped with cotton, my question is, Is the cotton glued on to the wire? is the wire coated in glue and then is the cotton wrapped around the wire? any help would be great, thanks!

    • Hi Sara,
      Welcome to my blog! Thank you for your kind words on my sculptures. I don’t consider myself an expert..just someone willing to pass along my experiences so others may have more fun needle felting with less struggling. I would put some glue on the wire and wrap with embroidery thread. That way it would stay in place instead of shifting around. I woud LOVE to see a pic of your finished bird. Please send pics to Beginners inspire people to try the craft! Happy Felting!!

  2. While looking for needle felting information I stumbled upon your site. I have to thank you for so much information. Your creations are beyond wonderful and the knowledge you share is uncomparable. I just started and made my first dog. Can see that I really did not do it right and your suggestions are really tempting me to try again. Bless you for being so giving of your knowledge.

    • Hi Linda,
      Welcome to my blog! Thank you sooooooo much for your kind words on my blog! You made my day!!! There are really many ways to needle felt a sculpture and I just share what works for me. Don’t be afraid to cut off part of a leg if it is too long. I have even had to cut the head off before and start over. That is the great thing about needle felting. It is only wool and it can be altered if desired! I learn new things with each sculpture and I have been needle felting for more than 4 years! Just keep at it and try to improve on each sculpture! Please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have! Happy Felting!

  3. Where can I get this???

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