Wooliture-Custom Needlefelt Wool Sculpture of your Pet MEDIUM size
I would love to make a custom, soft, wool, felt sculpture portrait of your most beloved pet or favorite animal. Medium size is approximately 4"-6" tall. I offer two other sizes as the top items in the shop.
I call these soft wool sculptures, "woolitures". Your pets are SOFT why shouldn't their sculptures be SOFT? Llamas, Alpacas, Horses, Dogs, Sheep, Donkeys, Unicorns! Whatever animals you love, I will make a wooliture for you!
I make your unique wooliture from photos and/or descriptions you send to me. I love to add alot of details to make this a very personal and special sculpture for you. I try to capture the personality, too. You get to pick the pose and a special toy or an accessory that is special to your pet.
The pictures here are samples of past Custom Wooliture sculptures in the medium size.
These make geat gifts, ornaments, or memorials, (I can add a snip of your beloved pet's hair and make it a very special keepsake for you).
I hand-sculpt each one entirely from llama, sheep, and alpaca wools, except for the beads for eyes and polymer clay handsculpted, handpainted hooves or horns that I occasionally create and use. I needle-felt the wool into a completely unique and dense "wooliture".
Sculpting with wool is the cutting edge of the art world right now. Only a handful of artists/sculptors have tried sculpting with the needlefelting technique which was just discovered in the 1980's. More and more people are falling in love with this fun way to create. It is very user friendly and if you even have the slightest inkling, I strongly encourage you to get a kit and give it a try! There are several shops here on ArtFire that sell wonderful starter needlefelting kits.
Each wooliture starts as tufts of wool that's been washed many times and is in the stage just before it is twisted into yarn also known as rovings. Instead of twisting it into yarn, I make felt sculptures with it. By repeatedly stabbing the tufts of wool with a felting needle, (at least hundreds of times), a density is created.
These custom woolitures take me from 3-6 weeks to create. One wooliture can take many hours and days of work to create. There are no frames inside. It is all wool. Although it takes extra time, I think the higher density creates a higher quality piece of artwork.
Truly a unique, one-of-a-kind, portrait of that special pet or show animal in your life. Woolitures can not be copied exactly or mass produced, not even by me, the artist. The wool animals must be sheared at least bi-annually to keep them healthy and happy. So, the wool I use is a renewable resource and supports agribusiness.
Each wooliture comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by me and a lifetime warrantee. If the need for repairs arise due to "normal" wear, just send it in to me for free repairs for life. Customer incurs shipping costs.
Shipping is FREE. I ship USPS Priority Mail.
Due to a customer who received their custom wooliture, loved it and then did not pay the remainder due or return their wooliture or respond to any communication, so we could work a payment arrangement out, I will no longer be able to offer a 50% down payment up front. I had many trustworthy customers who paid for the work I did for them. Thank you to all of you! I appreciate the majority of honest people. I'm truly sorry that I have to change my policy now.
Payment in full is expected at the time of the order. When you receive your wooliture, if you are not satisfied, return your wooliture in good condition within 5-7 business days and you will be refunded 50% of the price. I have never had any returned for repairs in all the years I have been making these. I just offer that as an assurance with this newish art form.
Secure payment can be made at www.paypal.com to email address RoseThistleRanch [!at] aol.com.
I love making these completely unique SOFT sculptures of pets or show animals that have brought so much happiness to their families. Animals touch our lives in so many ways. I feel very blessed to be able to honor that with my art.
Please check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosethistleartworks for more photos of a variety of wooliture animals that I've made.
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I work very hard to bring you quality art that you will be very happy with. I hope there is never a reason for dissatisfaction. If for some reason you are not pleased with your transaction, please communicate with me and I will do everything I can to make this a happy transaction for you. I appreciate your patronage and I want you to be happy!
Please allow 3-6 weeks for custom wooliture work. I normally use a single needle, and felt densely so the work is time consuming. I hope you will be pleased with the quality.
Work begins when photos, instructions and full payment have been received.
I have reproduction prints made at inprintfromhome.com and customsportsproductions.com I have them sent to me, I sign them and then send them to you. I am not able to have an inventory right now, so please allow time for that turnaround. I have been very happy with the quality of professional prints from both these sites. I hope you will be, too.
I ship USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. If you would like a different shipment method, please let me know. I am happy to work with you. If the costs are higher, you may be charged the difference.
Returns: I hope there will never be a return, but I understand that sometimes this may be a possiblity for a variety of reasons. If we have communicated, and you are still not satisfied, please return the item within 5-7 business days in good condition and I will refund the purchase price minus the original shipping fee.
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