Needle-Felted Art, Custom Pet Portraits, and Soft Sculptures

~Fancifelt Pet Portraits by Katelyn Mumford~

Creating realistic pet portraits out of locally sourced fiber has been my passion since 2013.


Made with wool fabric, fiber, and a handy little felting needle, a lot of love goes into the making of each portrait.


These are truly one-of-a-kind, and they can be made even more unique and personal by incorporating your pet's own fur into the artwork.


The ordering process is simple.  Send me a few pictures of your four-legged best friend(s), and we will discuss pricing, size, and personalization.  I never ask for payment until we are both completely satisfied with the work.  You should be able to look at your pet's portrait and say, 

"That's my pet!"

Katelyn Mumford

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Keep in touch and see new projects on my Facebook page!

Dogs

Cats

Double Portraits

Horses

                                 Tips for Taking a Picture of Your Pet

Since a pet portrait will look exactly like the picture you send, it is important to first make sure that you are completely happy with the picture before you send it to me.  We all have our photogenic and non-photogenic moments, and so do our pets.  It is important to make sure that the pet looks like him/herself in the picture.

Here is some advice for snapping a great shot of your pet, plus tips on how to send it to me.

1.  Make sure the picture is clear
I love to focus on tiny details when I felt.  Things like a twinkle in the eye, small spots, or dainty whiskers can really help bring a portrait to life.  With a clear picture, I can replicate those little details right into the felt.  It doesn't have to be a really fancy picture, just clear enough to capture all of the trademarks that belong to your pet and make him or her one of a kind.
2.  Don't Use a Flash!
This is very important, especially for cats.  Using a flash can distort the color of your pet's fur or make their eyes reflect the bright light.  Try taking the picture in natural lighting...it makes a remarkable difference!

3.  Multiple pictures are ok!
In fact, multiple pictures can help me determine the natural color of the pet's fur, their proportions, etc.  Feel free to send a few.
4.  JPEG images are the best
I accept all images, but my computer might not!  If you're not sure what type of image you have, send it anyway.  I'll let you know if I need another picture.
5.  Have fun!
Enjoy snapping the pictures, but also make sure to reward your pet when you're done!

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