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« on: November 15, 2008 01:52:00 AM »

This is my second needle felt sculpture using poodle fur given to me by the owner of the dog.
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I carded some of the fur with wool, then I embellished the sculpture with just the poodle fur so the curls were more obvious.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008 02:17:55 AM »

That's awesome! When I saw the thumbnail on the front page I thought it was a real dog! How big is the toy?

ETA: I just checked out your site. Amazing stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008 04:20:08 AM »

I wish I'd saved some hair from my pup who just passed.

That's a little morbid isn't it though?

Amazing job. I too thought it was a real dog, but then I thought.. this is craftster, no way! Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008 04:24:29 AM »

 Shocked !!!!

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008 04:55:33 AM »

I wish I'd saved some hair from my pup who just passed.

That's a little morbid isn't it though?

no, it's not morbid to want to save a bit of hair from someone you love, the victorians made jewelry out of it! Smiley

excellent work, i love how you made it using the real hair!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008 04:58:39 AM »

The dog is great!

The dog hair, is, well, creepy.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008 05:31:35 AM »

LOL
Well I guess I'm just mixing dog hair with sheep "hair"!! So to speak.

I have done a few memorial sculptures with fur from passed away pets. I guess its a good way to use the fur other than just having it in a box somewhere. (People save locks of people's hair.)

I don't feel as creeped out if I know the dog (or cat) is still living though, I must admit. But I guess I kind of understand why it can mean so much to someone at the same time.  Smiley

This particular dog is still alive (18 years old apparently!!!).

My sculptures fit in the palm of your hand, and I don't market them as toys, only because they aren't conducive to heavy handling! They're to look at not to play with!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008 05:53:55 AM »

That's beautiful, and I personally don't see why dog hair would be any worse than sheep wool or rabbit fur Smiley  As long as it is clean of course Cheesy
You do great work. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008 06:09:47 AM »

What personality!  A really great sculpture.


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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2008 06:31:11 AM »

I just received as a birthday present, a book called "Fleece Dogs", which tells you how to do just this -- use dog fur (w/ or w/o sheep wool) to replicate your dog.  It looks really cool and I'd love to try it!
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008 06:55:33 AM »

This is amazing!!!  Well done, you certainly are talented!! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2008 08:06:44 AM »

Embellishing with the curls is genius! Wow!
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2008 10:39:15 AM »

Wow, this is amazing! It was a very smart idea to use actually fur to give it more of a realistic feel.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2008 10:54:56 AM »

I wish I'd saved some hair from my pup who just passed.

That's a little morbid isn't it though?

no, it's not morbid to want to save a bit of hair from someone you love, the victorians made jewelry out of it! Smiley

excellent work, i love how you made it using the real hair!
I don't think it's morbid at all to want a little reminder. I think freeze dry and taxidermy would be over the top for me. Adding a pets fur to the sheep wool would be great.
I would love to have little bunny sculptures of my bunny that just passed and my first that passed years ago. The problem with that is even tho in the pic you can see that she is a sable color, all the sable was in the tip of the hair, the rest of the hair was a creamy color. Similarly with the first and one of my remaining house buns.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008 02:46:04 PM »

Very very nice!   Somehow, you've felted the poodle's soul!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2008 05:02:25 PM »

I just received as a birthday present, a book called "Fleece Dogs", which tells you how to do just this -- use dog fur (w/ or w/o sheep wool) to replicate your dog.  It looks really cool and I'd love to try it!

That's the book that inspired me to needle felt! I had never heard of needle felting before coming across Fleece Dogs by accident in a bookstore.

Here is a pic of my very first needle felted dog. It took me only 2 hours, but I have progressed somewhat since then! That was almost 2 years ago now, and my sculptures take me more like 12 hours and are more firmly felted.  Smiley
I've become more obsessed with detail.

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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2008 08:14:22 PM »

Oh it's too darn cute!
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2008 10:24:44 PM »

That is cuter than most real poodles I know!  I have been meaning to collect some of my cat's hair to felt with... I don't think it's creepy at all. Whats the difference between taking some hair from an animal you know instead of one you don't?

Do you mind if I ask where you get your eyes from? I have been using just black beads, but a little more character might be nice.
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2008 12:22:04 AM »

Your work is amazing! Such a great idea, especially using the dog's actual fur. All the fur just goes into the trash anyway when they get groomed, so cheers for the creative reuse, too! The black-and-tan cocker spaniel you did made me especially happy, since it looks so much like mine.  Smiley And cheers also to finding such a lovely way to combine a passion for crafting and a passion for animals into something that can generate income and make people happy!

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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2008 05:10:57 AM »

These are beautiful, I wish I was that talented
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2008 05:11:53 AM »

Ahhh stop it feltpets! I want a white poodle so badly!

again awesome job!
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2008 07:59:03 AM »

SO CUTE!  I love poodles!
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2008 09:37:44 AM »

Wow, I love the main idea, and your poodles look just like poodles. Great work.
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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2008 03:29:02 PM »

How fantastic is that?!  Wow!
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2008 08:54:44 PM »

Adorable!  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2008 04:09:24 PM »

These dogs are beautiful.  I have tried my hand at only wool so far with needle felting.  My husband was thinking of trying some dog hair with his spinning. 

Can you tell me approximately how much dog hair you used with the wool?  Like 50/50 or such?

I also want to try using some on my angora bunny's fur and have bought those small cards to mix the fibers.

Thank you in advance.
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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2008 04:24:33 PM »

Can you tell me approximately how much dog hair you used with the wool?  Like 50/50 or such?

I also want to try using some on my angora bunny's fur and have bought those small cards to mix the fibers.

It depends on the condition and quality of the fur.
I think I used about 75/25 wool to poodle fur approximately. I used Airedale fur before and that was more 90/10 wool to fur. I embellished the finished sculptures with more fur afterwards.
Its just a question of experimentation and trial and error I'm afraid!

Good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2008 11:49:28 PM »

Very neat! I've saw a project on making felt out of cat fur in one of my craft books (Starving Artists Survival Guide? Something like that) and have had the idea in my head for a while - though I think they were intending felt sheets? Needle felting would be more logical I think! 

I may have to locate that book at my library for further inspiration...

And all the work on your site looks fabulous! My sister told me that one of my Christmas presents is ordered from the internet and "based on my cat", so now I'm hoping it's one of your animals... (but what are the odds of that?)
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