Using photos of your dog to guide me, I start with natural cream colored wool sheared from our flock of Suffolk sheep to create the entire shape by needle felting very tightly to make extremely stiff legs and body (no armatures used). Then I use hand dyed wool from our Suffolk sheep and fiber from other fleeces I have to cover the body and sculpt the details to capture the essence of your dog. This process usually take between 10 and 20 hours.
Once I have received payment for this offer, I will email you to arrange for photos of your dog to be sent to me. We will discuss the pose you prefer and any particular beauty spots or other identifying marks or characteristics that must be included.
Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery because I want to have time to spend on details and quality of form and I may have a waiting list. However, let me know if there is a particular date you'd like to have the sculpture by and I will try to work with you.
The finished sculpture will be between 2" and 4" tall and 5" and 8" inches long. Each sculpture is signed and dated.
It is my honor to work with you in this endeavor.
You can contact me by clicking the Convo link or email me directly at FarmGirlArts[at]gmail.com
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Laura C Frazier