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Have you ever wished for a custom portrait of your beloved pup? Inna of The Faithful Thread lovingly creates needle felted pet portraits that will help you celebrate your furry friends for years to come. Check out our interview with Inna and find a special Free Shipping code at the end!
Needle Felted Pet Portraits from The Faithful Thread
Where are you located?
How long have you been in business?
I’ve been creating since my childhood, but I have officially opened my Etsy shop in the late 2015. I’ve started making pet portraits after my neighbor’s dog, who’s been with her for fifteen years, has passed away. It’s been truly devastating and I wanted to cheer her up and express my compassion, as I have lost pets in the past and know how hard this is, to lose a friend. The look on her face has brought me the purest of joys and I knew this is something I want to do from now on.
How would you describe your business?
I create unique needle felted pet portraits, adding felt embellishments and embroidery. My goal is to honor your faithful friend and companion and create a tangible memory that will not fade and will last for years to come. A lot of my customers buy a pet portrait for their grieving friends and relatives. There’s nothing to compare the joy of seeing happy tears of people when they unwrap the portrait. I feel so privileged to be a part of this! I love working with custom portraits, because it’s always fun and challenging to create something that would suit this unique person and to capture each pet’s expression and personality.
What kind of items do you sell?
Needle felted pet portraits and hand embroidered bookmarks and jewelry.
Do you have any new or exciting items that you would like to highlight?
Most of my portraits are enclosed in a embroidery hoop, but I’m very excited to announce that I will be offering square and rectangle gallery wrapped portraits soon. I also offer to embroider a short message in the back of the portrait for free!
Do you have any pets?
Tell us about the humans behind your business!
I am the sole creator, but my husband and three kids often help with suggestions and feedback, as well as packaging and shipping the orders. I love that this business gave me an opportunity to express my creativity, bring joy to other people and stay home with my kids.
What else would you like readers to know?
I would like to offer free domestic shipping for all the lovely The Broke Dog blog readers. Just use “THEBROKEDOG” coupon code at the checkout!
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