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Meet Freckle; the baby tiger quoll

Here is my latest needle felted animal known as “Freckle”!

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She is an adorable baby Tiger Quoll (a wonderful and unusual looking marsupial from Australia). She is sound asleep all curled up, be careful not to wake her!!
Why Freckle? I posted her on facebook and asked for name suggestions. There were so many great ideas but I decided that the name ‘Freckle’ really suited her. I had freckles across my nose as a kid. My nanny (my mum’s mum) used to say to me that freckles were sun kisses. How sweet! This creature is sweet and certainly has quite a few freckles!

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She has been lovingly hand-made and is ‘fit to be loved’. As you can see from the photos she just about fits onto your hand like a real baby quoll.

Her core is made of natural undyed corriedale sheep wool from New Zealand. Her beautiful spotted fur is a mix of brown corriedale and soft merino sheep wool (non-mulesed) from South Africa. She has a wire through her tail.


As with all my wool sculptures it took many hours of hard work and love to give her her character. I used the adding long fur technique as well as trying out my new reverse needles to ensure her fur looks as realistic as can be.

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Her nose and eyes are made of wool too, so no glass or plastic. Her realistic looking whiskers are made from horse hair.

I hope you like her ๐Ÿ™‚

*************** Freckle is now for sale in my Etsy shop! -update on 7th Dec 2018 – Now sold. So very excited to announce that Freckle will be going to a lady in Australia! *********************

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  1. Hello Amanda, I found your notification in my inbox this morning, I have never had one from you before, I do follow the Facebook group Needlefelting UK. Freckles is absolutely beautiful so realistic, I have not needle felted for a few years now but am hoping to get back to it over the winter, I will have to brush up my skills it has all leaped ahead since I started, I shall feel like a beginner again ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Oh Amanda, it is adorable. You grow so much in what you make. I see the love for creating in it.

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