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The wolves of the Rodentia, these implausibly named Grasshopper Mice are carnivores. Scorpions their own size are their favorite prey, and they celebrate a kill by standing tall, throwing back their heads, and howling. In the absence of scorpions, they’ll settle for other mice, even each other....

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Welcome to the Salamander Feltworks, where fiber and imagination blend to bring a world to life via the craft of needle felting backed up by wire sculpture. Needle felting takes advantage of wool’s natural tooth — the little flanges along each fiber that make it want to hold on to its own kind — to build solid structures out of fluffy wisps. The wire sculpture creates flexible steel armatures that make it possible to pose the creatures and capture the appearance of arrested motion. For more on the process, see In the Workshop.

Is there a creature in your heart or home that you’d like to see and keep in felt? A pet? A mythological or heraldic beast? Something from a song or dream or story? E-mail the Salamander and describe what you have in mind. The Salamander may help it come alive for you....