Handmade Needle Felted Animal Sculptures

Inverness, United Kingdom
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About KarenVanDerZijden

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A passion for wildlife

I have been a wildlife photographer for many years, but I also love working with fabric & fibres. For me needle felting is a perfect combination. I love shaping the wool into lots of different animal sculpture and hope you like these wooly creatures too.

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenvanderzijden.needlefelting

If you are interested in wildlife photography you can view my photo galleries at: https://karen-vanderzijden.pixels.com

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  • Karen

    Owner, Needle Felter

    Born in The Netherlands, I moved to the Scottish Highlands in 2005 when I felt city life was getting too busy. I love nature and wildlife and since I discovered needle felting I really enjoy trying to recreate animals in great detail using wool.

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Last updated on Jun 23, 2022
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How environmental friendly is the packaging?

Your order will be sent in plastic-free packaging, using cardboard boxes, tissue paper, paper parcel tape and plant-based sellotape. Please REUSE or RECYCLE all the packaging as appropriate for your country.

What materials do you use for your needle felted animals?

The needle felted animals are made from a blend of natural or dyed sheep wool (various breeds) around a frame of galvanised iron wire. For some creatures bamboo fibres are added to make the blend a bit more shiny. The eyes are either needle felted or beads, preferrably glass, but not all sizes are available in glass. For the nails I sometimes use acryllic paint or nailpolish to give them the appropriate colour.