Create a Textured Pet Portait with Embroidery

Ally Perrigoue, Creative Naturalist

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10 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Intro

      0:33
    • Materials

      0:53
    • Sketch your Design

      5:20
    • Felting the Base

      7:37
    • Adding Color in Felt

      6:00
    • Embroidery Textures

      11:29
    • Creating 3D Flowers

      15:04
    • Embroidering Letters and Numbers

      7:46
    • French Knot Details

      4:38
    • Finishing the Back

      4:39

About This Class

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Hi there! 

In this class I’ll teach you how to make a one of a kind pet portrait using techniques from needle felt and embroidery.

We’ll start by creating a base layer of different colored felts then add dimension and detail in embroidery. Next, you’ll learn how to create 3D felt flowers as embellishment and finish off by embroidering your pets name. This class is designed with the beginner in mind so don’t worry if you know nothing about fiber arts, we’ll take this project step-by-step!

Required materials include:

An embroidery hoop (I use an 8”), embroidery floss, embroidery needle, felt squares for the base material (green) and flowers (white and yellow), wool roving in the colors of your pet, felting needle, sharp scissors, and hot glue gun or craft glue to finish the hoop edges. 

I've attached a list of resources for your convenience if you can't find these supplies at your local big craft store!

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While I've embroidered for years, I'm completely new to felting. This class contains very clear instructions and made me feel I could do a good job. Another very fun project to add to my To-Do list! Thank you!

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Ally Perrigoue

Creative Naturalist

I'm passionate about making science visual in order to teach people about our natural environment.  I studied biology, environmental studies, conservation biology, ethnobotany, and natural science illustration as an undergrad but I've been passionate about drawing and mixed media projects all my life. 

I own and run two businesses as a solo-preneur. Creative Naturalist is where I write articles on nature with matching illustrations or mixed media projects. I also have an Etsy and a Spoonflower shop under the same name. My second business is a cleaning business for residential and rental houses in my area. I LOVE to clean and organize!

Lastly, my life's mission is to utilize permaculture principles to live as sustainably as possible. This means having a carbon neutral shelter, growing as much food as I can and putting more into the land than I take out.