I finally received word that my latest felting commission made her way to her forever home, so with no further ado I’m proud to introduce you to “Maxey”!
Maxey is a wool sculpture pet portrait. She’s crafted from 100% wool fiber with sewn in seed bead eyes and a glass marble weight to help her stand with a raised paw. There is absolutely no wire in her at all. She was commissioned as a gift for the owner of a much loved border collie who had passed away. It was a little nerve-wracking to create a sculpture to match someone’s beloved pet, because I know just how well pet owners know all those tiny little details that make their pet unique. I made sure to pay special attention to the markings on Maxey’s face and I’m thrilled to report that the new owner and her family said “She got the freckles right! It looks just like her”. I was also told “it may be the most interesting and unique gift she’d ever received.” I was so relieved and happy to hear that!
Here are some detail shots:
Since Maxey is a Border Collie, I couldn’t resist having a little fun photographing her before she went to her forever home. I hope you enjoy the “Maxey & The Lamb” series, aka “W-oo-oo-oolf” (yes that is a Babe reference), as much as I do!
Yes, she is herding an adorable little wool sculpture black face sheep I made.
And last but not least, the real Maxey!
Stay tuned for my next post: “The Making of Maxey“!
- Julia Grace