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Needle felted Fox

I so love foxes. For many they are a real pest and I can understand how heart breaking it can be for a fox to take a beloved chicken (we live with 3 beautiful chickens and are often on fox watch!). However I will never stop being amazed at how in the UK we actually have wild dogs (almost mini wolves) roaming around. Not only that, they are a vibrant orange colour that matches the autumn leaves! I don’t know about you but I think they are stunning animals!!

Back in September I was so delighted to receive a commission from a lovely lady in California to needle felt a curled up fox. My second ever felted animal was a fox but I have learned so much since then and couldn’t wait to get started.

This photo of a beautiful real fox was my inspiration.

Fox fur is far from being one colour but a mix of brown, cream, yellow and orange tones which are accentuated by black and white. I love to make my wool sculptures as realistic as possible so I chose and hand blended a lovely colour palette in merino and corriedale wools.

I started off with a wire armature and wrapped corriedale wool over it using fox anatomy and skeletal pictures on line for reference. I then shaped the head, added the ears, eyes and nose and then added the paw pads to the feet. Then, using the long fur technique, I attached the foxy coat. I used black horse hair for the whiskers!

I hope you like this sweet little fox. Here are some photos of the finished sculpture. Such a bushy tail πŸ™‚

Perfect autumnal (fall) setting for this little needle felted fox made by its new owner in California. Can you spot the fox? πŸ™‚

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  1. Pingback: Needle Felting, A Fun Way to Make Cute Things! - Tales From Home

  2. He is beautiful and looks marvelous in your fall vignette .

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  3. So very beautiful – I envy your talent to create these! I also greatly envy the recipient and I too love foxes very much indeed. TFS x

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  4. It is beautiful. I love foxes a lot. Cross-stitching one at the moment and making a partly felted one next spring. Have a nice Christmas there.

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  5. He’s lovely! and even has dose widdle feets! a grand job…

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