More husky love!
These are sculpted with pipe cleaners and/or jewelry wire, then filled with cotton batting and felted with wool roving.
The big guy in the background was the very first felted animal I made, back in late 2007. I sculpted the base and had to wait until Christmas for my first package of wool roving. I modeled him after my pet husky.
The standing husky on the right was also an early sculpture and has some special material on it. The darker gray wool came from a rare Navajo Churro sheep and the long white hair on the tail is shed wolf fur!
The little one on the right is my favorite piece. Unlike the other two, I used alpaca fiber as the base and added the other colors and fibers on top. Although alpaca takes longer to firm up, it blends better than the types of wool I've used and it has a silkier feel.