Needle-Felted Animals are an Adorable Menagerie of Handheld Art

Needle Felted Animals by Teri Gullon

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Capturing an animal's likeness, especially the texture of its fur, can be difficult. That is why some crafters gravitate towards needle felting. This popular activity involves “stabbing” pieces of wool until they lock together and produce a firm, round shape. Nova Scotia-based artist Teri Gullon is an expert in this field, creating a menagerie of handheld creatures that will warm your heart.

From happy Shiba Inus to stackable capybaras, her needle felted animals range in both size and species. Each one, however, is carefully crafted to resemble their real-life inspiration. The wool materials give Gullon the ability to mimic the true texture of these creatures' fuzzy fur.

Almost all of Gullon's art is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. This miniature size makes the pieces all the more precious and collectible. It is easy to imagine a group of these sculptures displayed on a shelf, like a beautiful exhibit.

You can purchase available needle felted animals via Gullon's Etsy store, and keep up to date with her latest projects by following her on Instagram.

Nova Scotia-based artist Teri Gullon creates exquisite needle felted animals from wool.

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Each piece is made by stabbing wool with specialized barbed needles that pull the fibers together.

Needle Felted Animals by Teri Gullon

These adorable sculptures are small enough to fit in your hand.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Teri Gullon / FineFeltedFigures.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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