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Mini Schubie the Sheltie Feltie

I am very excited to present to you my greatest needle felting challenge yet. He is modelled on a beautiful young Shetland sheepdog (Sheltie) called Schubert (Schubie)! The real dog is very much loved by his human mum and dad and his dad wanted a surprise gift for his wife (Schubert’s mum) for Christmas!
I rarely do commissions as I try to avoid the stress of it but having spent quite a bit of time admiring the real Schubert I had been wondering how it would be to needle felt a mini one and quite fancied a stab at it!Β  πŸ™‚

Schubert has so many tones to his luxurious fur so I spent quite a bit of time blending wool colours. He also has very long fur so I really put into practice my ‘adding long animal fur’ techniques.

I started off wrapping corriedale core wool over a wire armature. Then I added paw pads and then some detail on his face before starting on his belly fur and working from his tail end towards his neck with merino wool. I did his wispy feet hair and tail last. Please see the work in progress videos for more info.

In an attempt to keep him as authentically ‘Shetland’ as possible I managed to include some brown Shetland sheep wool in his coat and his whiskers are made of black Shetland pony tail hair all the way from Scotland.

As with all my creations it took many hours of needle felting and love. I am very pleased with the way he turned out and I hope you like him too πŸΆπŸ•πŸ˜†

Here are some photos and a short video. I hope to get some photos of him and the real Schubie together soon too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 responses »

  1. You are so clever Amanda your projects are magnificient
    DebπŸ˜πŸ‘I could never be as good as that

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    • Amanda Adebisi

      You are so kind. Thanks for your encouragement Deb. Don’t limit yourself though. We all start somewhere. 😊

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  2. I know all of these other remarks are true so I’ll just say “yeah, What They said”

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  3. This is amazing. I am a newbie to felting and wanted to try it since I watched it being done on Kirstie’s Christmas. I was lucky to go to a demo at my local haberdashers and bought a small kit for a bumble bee brooch. Start small eh? So, as with everything I have been ordering books and found your blog. I think that what you make is incredible with a lot of attention to detail and I hope that I could be a good as you one day. Thank you for sharing your tips. All the best, Arlene

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  4. This is so amazing! I hope to one day be able to make as characterful and detailed creations as you πŸ™‚

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  5. Gorgeous Amanda another stunning creation πŸŽ„πŸ˜

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  6. very pretty

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  7. WOW – stunning!

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  8. It’s beautiful! So proud of you!

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  9. That came out beautiful!

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  10. Just achingly adorable!

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