Needle Felted Animals is a unique form of decorative art
Posted by myfeltpet on June 9th, 2021
Needle Felted Animals is a unique form of decorative art. They are very delicate felted creations that are hand crafted by professional artisans. This art is not commonly seen in the West, but some chapters have been doing it for hundreds of years. The artists that create these animals make a very realistic living art with each animal representing a unique breed.Custom Needle felted animals
One of the most popular types of Needle Felted Animals are the Beaded Animals. These are the same type that were made to be worn by the ancient Chinese. Each bead is made up of a string of beads and when you look at the animal it is just about impossible to tell the difference. In fact, this is the most popular type of animal used in needlepoint because they are so similar to the real thing. They are soft and squishy and will give you hours of enjoyment. Each animal is carefully made by hand and made to order in the size and color that you need.
If you are looking for a more delicate animal to use in a Needle Felted Animal then you might want to consider the Rabbit. They are not as hard as the rabbit, they are just as cute. These are handmade by a crafter who designs them for you and take many weeks to do. These are perfect for an evening out on the town or a special occasion where you want something a little different than the ordinary.
Needlepoint Animal designs can come from any source you wish. Most people use fur from cows, dogs and cats. Although the traditional animal is the cat, there are needlepoint felts made from other animals, such as snakes, fish and ponies. The needle is simply threaded with a hairpin or with a rubber band and a small amount of fabric is pulled through the eye needle and out the other side.
Once the needle is pulled through the fabric it is felted and the fur stands up on the thread. This is done over again until the desired result is achieved. Then the needle is removed and the final product is the stuffed animal. Needlepoint is a very fun hobby and you get to design your own animal and stitch your own to make something very special. There are a lot of opportunities to make a variety of animals; hedgehogs, bunny rabbits, bears and much more.
There are two types of Needle Felting; single needle and double needle. With the single needle, the fur is stitched directly to the circular needle. Once the animal is used, it can be washed and dried, but no ironing is required. You will save quite a bit of money if you make your own rather than buying.
Double needlepoint is a process in which two different needles are threaded and the fur is fed through each needle. This results in a much finer texture and therefore makes the finished object much more expensive. Some people who are highly skilled at needlepoint, can machine this process out for their customers, but it is not a do-it-yourself project for most. If you would like to have a custom animal, double needlepoint would be the way to go, as the resulting animal is far superior to any other.
Needlepoint is an old art that has made its way into our culture. The fur trade has made a comeback and needlepoint are using to create unique and personalized gifts. This is just another way to give something really special that your recipient will cherish for a long time. So the next time you are making a gift basket or other purchase where needlepoint will be used, ask yourself what might be better; making your own item or having someone else make it? The answer is fairly simple, but when we're talking about animals, you really want to go all out!
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