See my latest needle felt portraits fiber art, including animal portraits & pet portraits!
"Inspiration for my needle felt portraits is endless! From characters in literature, history, mythology and folklore, to childhood memories and experiences, to the mountains outside my window...it's always changing!" - Cherie'
Cherie' discovered needle felting in 2015, and was intrigued by the natural, sustainable materials, the portability of it, and the magical way wool could be used to mimic so many artistic textures and techniques. As Cherie' said, "I love how every time I pick up a needle and touch wool, I learn something new, and marvel more at the versatility of this medium."
She almost immediately received requests for doing commissions of animal portraits and pet portraits. Over the years, many of her customers have become repeat customers, and friends. "It's amazing to me that so many love the needle felt portraits I create, and I'm thankful daily for that."
"I love creating my own art wool pictures for my online store, and I am so appreciative that you stopped to take a look! Thank you for keeping my creative juices moving forward! Your support is priceless!"
Every piece of the needle felt portraits created by Cherie' is original and one-of-a-kind (OOAK). Some might appear similar, but no two animal portraits are ever the same. Her flat fiber "paintings" are made using wool that is naturally cleaned and carefully sheared from humanely raised sheep from small farms. (No animals are harmed or killed!)
Other natural fibers are sometimes used for some elements, such as alpaca, camel, or mohair--even the hair or fur of the animal of which I'm creating a portrait--but predominantly, wool batt is used. The fibers are manipulated and form shapes, layers, and illusions through the use of a small, very sharp, fragile, barbed steel needle, which is poked into the wool in order to tangle and shape the wool. This results in handmade felted creations, like her pet portraits . Handheld single and double needles are the only sculpting and creating tools she uses for transforming fluffy batts of wool into art.
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