WoolYWhimsy

Cute needle felted animal ornaments & fantasy creatures

Portland, Oregon 272 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (30)

WoolYWhimsy

Cute needle felted animal ornaments & fantasy creatures

Portland, Oregon | 272 Sales

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Susie Walker

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Susie Walker

Announcement    WoolYWhimsy creates unique cute wool felted animal ornaments with personality. I envision the ornaments to be hung from any place available and whenever; not just for trees during the holiday season. If one of ornaments were hanging in an office cubicle making someone happy that would be a real delight for me.

Custom made critters are available, from 3 to 8 inches or so in height. I spend considerable time constructing my animal ornaments with both dry and wet felting techniques. Some of them have wire "skeletons" so they are posable and others Czech glass bead eyes.

I love just about all animals and my favorites to create are cats, hedgehogs, dogs and octopuses.

www.woolywhimsy.com
Social Media:
//Instagram: instagram.com/susiehartwalker
//Pinterest: pinterest.com/woolywhimsy
//Facebook: facebook.com/woolywhimsy

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2020

WoolYWhimsy creates unique cute wool felted animal ornaments with personality. I envision the ornaments to be hung from any place available and whenever; not just for trees during the holiday season. If one of ornaments were hanging in an office cubicle making someone happy that would be a real delight for me.

Custom made critters are available, from 3 to 8 inches or so in height. I spend considerable time constructing my animal ornaments with both dry and wet felting techniques. Some of them have wire "skeletons" so they are posable and others Czech glass bead eyes.

I love just about all animals and my favorites to create are cats, hedgehogs, dogs and octopuses.

www.woolywhimsy.com
Social Media:
//Instagram: instagram.com/susiehartwalker
//Pinterest: pinterest.com/woolywhimsy
//Facebook: facebook.com/woolywhimsy

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About WoolYWhimsy

Sales 272
On Etsy since 2012

WoolYWhimsy mean "wool and whimsy"!

Hi, my name is Susie and I the owner of a fiber arts studio. I love making cute needle felted animals, pet portraits and dragons. Wool has such a wonderful properties for soft sculpting and creating personalities of darling critters.

When I moved to Portland, Oregon I decided that I needed to have a tactile relationship with what I created. I had previously worked as a graphic designer and illustrator and that had been extremely rewarding. However having seen the super busy craft scene in Portland (possibly the craft capital of the world!) I had to jump right in.

In school I was required to take a sculpture class which I found interesting but did not like working with clay. (Too harsh on bare hands). The principles I learned became useful when I realized that fiber could be substituted for clay.

I started with quilting many years ago and then explored paper for awhile. I finally discovered the wonderful properties of wool when my sister requested a dragon be made for her. I really like interesting objects and how they relate to each other spatially and colorways. I especially adore animals and the power of nature’s forces upon flora, fauna and the landscape.

The enjoyment of fiber sculpting animals both mythical and actual knows no bounds. A dragon for instance can be just about anything I want it to be. However a dog or cat may take a little more discipline to create so that it can be identifiable yet with some artistic license and expression.

Creating a sculpture that is interactive, that enables the individual to fantasize and imagine wonderful stories is a real artistic push. I am especially wanting adults and children to interact together using a dragon, for instance as the medium.

My sculptures are made using strong armature and the best wool available. I do my best to source all my materials from the Pacific Northwest and US companies. Every animal is individually constructed from carefully chosen color combinations and attention to detail regarding muscle structure and ultimately personality. As a result they are very posable and interactive. They are needle felted, which is very labor intensive and takes hours of patient fiber molding. However the process is rewarding and I get to have great conversations with my critters. They are very exacting as to how they want to look! As a result each of them is like no other in personality, color or attitude.

I start with the appropriate armature materials needed for the size of the dragon, dog or cat. Some smaller sculptures only require cotton pipe cleaners. Others need stronger wire meant for heavier sculptures enabling them to sit up and assume other poses. The body is wrapped in wool batt from various sheep including Corriedale and Merino. The appendages may be a separate construction and is needle felted first, then wet felted.

I hope you enjoy my felted animals They are lovingly constructed and are full of their own unique personality as well as mine!

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  • Susie Walker

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    Fiber and textiles are my love. I learned principles in sculpture class which I applied to fiber. I especially adore animals, fantasy and the power of nature’s forces upon flora, fauna and the landscape. These elements I include in my creations.

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Last updated on September 21, 2017
I have been in love with fiber and fabrics since a child and this affection has grown with my explorations of the world. My current passion is wool and felting because of its beauty, flexibility and creative possibilities.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I take great pride in creating a well made work of art and want you to be happy with your purchase. Therefore if you need to return an item please send it back to me and if in satisfactory condition I will refund your payment minus shipping costs. I will answer questions, send photos and work with you to make your experience with WoolYWhimsy a good one! Thank you.
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You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Your purchase will be mailed when payment is received.
Please do contact me should you have any questions.
Shipping
I ship through USPS, First Class or Priority Mail, within 72 hours of payment. International shipping is done through USPS and the buyer is responsible for customs fees.

Shipping costs are estimates and a small amount covers the shipping materials and handling.

Convo me if you would like your purchase to be insured and I will send you a PayPal invoice to cover the extra charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Should you have ideas for a custom piece of art I would be happy to accommodate you.

Although I live in a cat friendly home, my studio is separate from my living area. No animals allowed there!