Got a furred, feathered or scaled friend that you buy little clothes for? Perhaps you spoil them with treats and pet-salon visits, or purchase the latest anti-anxiety pet product the moment it hits stores? But how do you truly celebrate a beloved pet? By purchasing a handcrafted wall-hanging felted portrait of your pet, of course.
Get your treasured friend preserved in tapestry form by jumping on to Etsy and visiting the online store of UK fibre artist Elle Collins. She uses a photo of your pet for reference to create a needle felt portrait of your pet.
Using luxe merino roving wool that is woven onto sterilised driftwood, Elle creates needle-felted animal heads on gorgeous wall-hangings. You can have one or two pets on your wall hanging, and you can choose for it to be woven onto a brass or aluminium rod, or mounted in a glassless wooden frame if you get in touch and let Elle know. She can even make custom orders.
A single-pet portrait is sized at 14cm(W)x65cm(L) and a two-pet portrait is 27cm(W)x65cm(L).
Prices start at $187 (correct at time of publication) plus shipping to Australia. Keen to see Elle’s work before committing to buying a wall-hanging? Check out Elle’s Instagram HERE.
Keen to try your hand at DIY art? Watch the video below for a quick and easy guide to creating watercolour art.