Pet portrait FAQs

Why wool?
Wool has a uniquely beautiful soft texture that lends itself perfectly to recreate the furriness of an animal, in a way that a painting or drawing cannot. I have spent years perfecting my felting skills to accurately "paint" the realistic details of animals from photos with wool. I also use a wide range of wools, hairs and fur to create the perfect blend in both colour, texture and likeness to create the perfect pet portrait.

How do you actually make your portraits in wool ??

I use a technique called needle-felting, I use a barbed needle as though it were my brush to stab tiny pieces of coloured wool (as though it were my paint) into a flat piece of felt. Find out more with this tutorial/demonstration

                                  
                        
How much does a pet portrait cost?  
It depends on the size of the artwork. Prices start from just £120 for a unique wool pet portrait.

Would you like to see a photo of my pet?  
Indeed, please email me a photo of your pet to art@sarahvaci.com 

How do I pay for my pet portrait?  
All my invoicing is done via PayPal, please let me know if you would prefer to make an alternative arrangements. I ask for a 25% deposit to be paid before work starts and the balance to be paid upon completion.

It is a bit expensive for me, but I'd really love one! How can you help?
I'm happy to take payments in instalments if you prefer to spread the cost. You can take as long as you need, especially if you don't have a deadline in mind. (Minimum initial payment 25%)

How long does it take for you to create a pet portrait in wool?  
From the day that I receive your payment I aim to get the artwork finished within 2 to 4 weeks, or if you have a specific deadline then I will work to that date.

So once I've paid what happens next?  
We will discuss which photo to use and I'll make a start! Once your portrait is nearly complete I will send a photo for you to check and let me know if you would like any minor changes. Once you are happy, your professionally mounted artwork will be sent to you by special delivery. Contact me to discuss your custom pet portrait