When I started this great adventure that is professional fibre artistry, I never imagined I would end up making so many needle felted pets. It all started with a friend of mine, who owns a whippet, and dared me to make a 3D portrait of his furry baby. I obliged, he shared my work around the internets and voilá, my new vocation was born.
I really enjoy making all breeds of dogs, although cats still scare me a bit (they are so much more intricate to make, and so much easier to get wrong…) I do end up making more pure breeds and, the most popular breed among my customers is – you guessed it – whippets. However, any whippet pet parent will tell you that whippets are a lot more than mere dogs – they act like pooch royalty.
So, I decided to work on something new for the whippet lover – a stylised version of one, like a design piece, fit for every modern household. Whippets have that special body shape which allows for a lot of exaggeration, and I wanted to have that. This is the prototype, which I will be asking you, and my Facebook page followers, for feedback on.
What do you think?