New Baby Raccoon

I tried a different felting technique to give this baby raccoon long, soft fur, and added more realistic details. See him on Etsy! He’s waiting for his forever home.

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Needle Felted Opossum

I just finished this needle felted opossum — he’s life sized at about two feet long! This is an art piece and he’s on my Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/565357307/large-life-sized-needle-felted-opossum

Art is Subjective

I’ve had some facebook comments remarking on the expense of my needle felting work. I get it, because art is subjective and stuffed toys at Walmart are cheap (but still pretty cute!). Also, I think needle felting is a bit of a mystery to many people. I don’t even know how to properly explain what I do. It takes days of solid work. Basically, I turn this:

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Into this:

 

Using only a couple barbed needles:

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The rest is imagination and skill and patience.

I’ve seen similar needle felted giraffes go for $500 or even $1000. I try to keep my prices as low as possible while still reflecting the art involved. I don’t believe in charging for my time, but I do price according to quality. It’s a big world and art isn’t for everyone — and the stuffed toys at Walmart ARE fabulous if that’s what you’re after!

But don’t come at the artists too harshly. The world needs us too!

My Etsy shop is here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HonoringWilderness

Needle Felted Giraffe Commission

I just finished this felted giraffe! Is anyone else watching April at the Animal Adventure Park’s Giraffe Live Cam?

I am open to making more. Please visit my Etsy here:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HonoringWilderness

Or email me at abbawillow@gmail.com.