Sophie Wheatley - felt dog artist.

Sophie Wheatley - felt dog artist.

I became an accidental felt artist in 2012 when I found myself facing a new direction in life.

Needle felting wasn’t even on my radar back then, but once I realised the endless possibilities of needle felt - I was hooked.

I was immediately drawn to making dogs. Their characterful faces and sometimes shaggy coats make them the perfect muses.

And since 2013 when I launched my business, I’ve made hundreds of dogs of ALL shapes and types , some passed, most still with us but which all hopefully bring a smile to the faces of their owners.

I’ve stopped making dogs on commission now, and instead I teach people how to do it. Some have gone on to have their own businesses in needle felting, but most just love the craft and enjoy the day spent learning it in all it’s wooly loveliness.

I’ve got workshops you can join in person for beginners and those with a bit of experience too. I’m also online if you live over the other side of the world you can still make adorable needle felt dogs with me.