By Randal Coombs
An incredible artist has created the perfect replica pooches for her clients with felt and wool materials.
Self-proclaimed dog ‘felterer’, Linda Facci constructs small statues of dogs with little more than felt and a needle.
The New York native uses pictures and videos of her clients pets as a reference point, then sets about realistically capturing the image of the canines.
Linda’s timelapses shows some of her creations including: a boxer, a British bulldog and a Bichon Frise.
Linda uses core wool for the base of the body, pipe cleaners for the limbs, a top coat of felt to add unique features and colour, then finally some melted wax for the nose and collars.
Linda said: “A year ago, I quit my creative director job to pursue this full time, but i have been doing this since 2013.
“I request photos from all angles and especially a closeup of the face.
“I want to make sure I really capture the dogs unique look or markings.
“I work with pipe cleaners or wire to create the legs.
“I use core wool for, well, the core, then I start to add the top coat, markings with wool roving or carded wool.
“I usually add some melted wax to the nose and make my own mini dog collars.”