Needle Felted Animals

I began needle felting after I first saw items that others had produced and thought it looked like fun. It is.

 

This medium is a natural way for me to meld two worlds – my past on the farm and my ability to create. 

 

So far most of my animals are based in scale on the first lamb I created from the mangled wool left by our cat after he got a hold of a Christmas ornament given to me by my deceased sister, Janis. I thought it a good place to start. I like the scale and have made numerous leaping lambs over the years based on that scale.

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The first lamb 

Joe Camel
Joe Camel
Eulalia, Lucius and Leopold
Lucius with mug
1/7

Camels

Timothy
Siri
Timothy, Gregor and Cyril
Timothy with mug
1/4

Donkeys

Daisy, Jersey
Daisy, Jersey
Daisy, Jersey
Solvig, Fjord Horse & Daisy, Jersey
1/5

Cattle

Solvig and Petra
Solvig, Fjord Horse & Daisy, Jersey
Solvig, Fjord Horse
Solvig, Fjord Horse
1/6

Horses

Libby's Flock
Dorset on a cliff
Suffolk on a cliff
Suffolk on a cliff
1/7

Sheep

Package of sheep
Cats
On top of Maiden Rock
on the way to Maiden Rock
1/8

Miscellaneous

Hortense on Maiden Rock
Hortense  Priscilla above Lake Pepin.
Priscilla
1/1

Goats

How I start all of my animals
Clydesdale Armature with feet
Clydesdale
Clydesdale
1/4

How I make them