Felt Animal Sculptures

By: Cowbag - Published:   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: & blog.craftzine
For an alternative to traditional taxidermy, check out Yvonne Bavman's felted wool animal sculptures. The bear rug has a really whimsical feel about it and the pigs are so lifelike and look so cute I wont be able to have sausages for a few weeks for sure.

These hand-felted hearts by Amy Long are also particularly attractive, with unexpected details like tiny horseshoes or fire sprinkler heads. 

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