Needle Felted Old English Sheepdog

Heather Gardiner sent in these charming photographs of her Old English Sheepdogs, Fernie and Gair. Alongside is the cute little doggie she has needle felted from their hair.

Heather Gardiners Felted Dogs

Felting needles to show how Sheepdog was madeHeather told us ‘This was the first I had ever made using this technique and the little dog went on to be raffled to help the OES Club of Scotland Rescue and Rehoming Society. We raised the brilliant sum of £405. I was so pleased. Something made from hair that I usually binned, went to help other dogs of this breed’.

The felting needle holder (right) can be used with 1-4 needles, depending on the requirements.

Use one felting needle to add details such as the eyes and the nose, and use all four felting needles to needle felt large areas like the dogs body.

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