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Here, shown loose in the house, is the reborn version of the first creature to get a serious rebuild after leaving the Salamander’s hands: Sugar Glider 4. Her successor, Sugar Glider 5, is out in the field and starting her new job as cage toy demonstrator, something this lass could never do as her partly-extended flight webs would get in the way. Nonetheless, she’s proud of herself....

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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....