Original creations in needle felted wool by NW artist, Christine Musser (nee Merrikin)

 

Custom Pet Portraits

(wool fiber on linen with kiln formed hand-painted glass eyes)

 

 

Have a 3 dimensional keepsake made of your favorite pet!

 

From your photographs, a portrait will be created by adding fine layers of wool fiber on a stretched linen base and gradually shaping into a likeness by manipulating the fiber with a sharp multi barbed needle. Eyes will be made to size in the artist's kiln and hand painted with permanent pigments. Portraits often average 10 hours each depending on coloration and fur texture.

 

To get started, send photos to Christine at feltartistic@hotmail.com. Please include several pictures, including daylight and face detail shots, and name of pet.

 

Portrait size is 5x7" with a black wood frame which can either be placed on a table using the easel back or hung on a wall by sawtooth hanger.  Cost $135 USD (plus sales tax if applicable and shipping). Payment is accepted via PayPal invoice. $65 deposit (non refundable) required to reserve a spot on the wait list. Average turnaround time is 2-4 weeks (may be longer around the holidays).

 

About the Artist

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Christine moved to the Seattle area and began working as a graphic designer and illustrator. Over 30 years experience in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, silk, fused glass and papier mache but her current favorite is fiber art. Featured on HGTV's "That's Clever!", her work can also be found online at ETSY (Merrikin Designs) and Facebook (Felt Artistic).
   

Contact Us/Where to Purchase

 

 

Phone/Text: 425.241.4484

 

Email: feltartistic@hotmail.com

 

ETSY: merrikindesigns

 

Amazon: merrikindesigns

 

Works in progress and the latest creations:

Facebook: Feltartistic

 

Instagram: @feltartistic

 

Other artwork:

Instagram: MerrikinDesigns