YvonnesWorkshop

I specialize in needle felted animal sculptures

Everett, Washington · 217 Sales

YvonnesWorkshop

I specialize in needle felted animal sculptures

Everett, Washington 217 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(110)

Announcement   Welcome to my workshop! Currently the inventory of my shop is a bit slim while I am busy working on commissions (custom orders). Please visit sold items to get an idea about my work. If you have inquiries about a certain animal, contact me. I am very happy to hear from you!


For animals that are made to order, allow about 3 weeks of work time.
Please contact me if you need your order earlier and I will do my very best to accomodate your request : )


Warmly, Yvonne
http://www.facebook.com/YvonnesWorkshop
http://colorinyourlife.blogspot.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 15, 2016

Welcome to my workshop! Currently the inventory of my shop is a bit slim while I am busy working on commissions (custom orders). Please visit sold items to get an idea about my work. If you have inquiries about a certain animal, contact me. I am very happy to hear from you!


For animals that are made to order, allow about 3 weeks of work time.
Please contact me if you need your order earlier and I will do my very best to accomodate your request : )


Warmly, Yvonne
http://www.facebook.com/YvonnesWorkshop
http://colorinyourlife.blogspot.com/

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(110)
Julie

Julie on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Received Winter today... absolutely stunning! You have amazing talent and I am so grateful that you could share your art and talent with me and my family, not once, but twice! Thank you again! ❤️

Terry Grande

Terry Grande on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Yvonne! The red fox that you made for me is fantastic!. It is beautiful and I love it! You are an amazing artist. Everyone who sees it displayed in my living room is just Wowed by it. Thank you again!!!!

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About

Needle felting with an eye for detail

Over many years, I have done art in a variety of mediums. First I drew and painted and after receiving my BA in book illustration, worked for Pixar. In my 10 years there, I trained myself to have an intense perception for detail. I believe that training is helping me today, when I study animal reference pictures while I work on my sculptures. After Pixar, I fell in love with sewing. Making a 3D item out of a flat piece of fabric was a revelation and an addiction. Again, I feel this period of sewing prepared me for my work in sculpting.
Wool is the medium of choice for me now, since 2012. I have had a steep learning curve and feel fully competent to take on pretty much any subject. Wool comes in a large variety of different textures and colors. It is a warm medium in every way and lends a quality of "life" to sculptures that rival the best sculptures created in bronze and stone.
It feels lovely and it looks lovely!
It is also challenging to work in wool and I love a challenge very much! Although I have been told that my animals look alive, my main goal is not to create a sculpture that could fool anyone into believing that the animal is taxidermy but I try to catch the essence of each animal. That means, even though I stylize here and there, you will still be fooled into thinking it may be a life animal ; )

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  • Yvonne Herbst

    Owner, Maker

    Born and raised in Germany, I came to the USA in 1991. In 1997 I got a BA in Illustration. I worked at Pixar Animation Studios from 1997-2007. Now I am a SAHM, keeper of many animals and in love with wool roving.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 5, 2016
Welcome to my shop! I have been creating art all my life, privately and professionally. Currently I am focused on needle felting, life like animal sculptures. I love the challenge of capturing the essence of each individual animal by using wool, wire, polymer clay and glass eyes.
Feel free to contact me with questions or request.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
~~ You can now pay directly with your debit or credit card in my shop!!~~
Shipping
All items will be shipped via USPS, with a tracking number.

I try to re-use boxes for shipping as much as possible in order to save some trees : ) Thank you for your understanding!

For international orders I will ship your item as economical as possible. Please contact me PRIOR to purchase about the correct shipping charge. Priority mail also will have a tracking number.

All import taxes that may occur are the responsibility of the buyer. Please do not ask me to mark the item as gift, as this is illegal to do.
Refunds and Exchanges
I cannot accept returns on purchased ready made, or custom ordered sculptures.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to have a custom order please contact me.