Upcycled Vegan Taxidermy

Here’s my latest taxidermy venture. This one’s made from poly felt and a butchered toy owl I found at a charity shop.

I need to work on the expression, but I’m pretty happy with it. I certainly learned a lot in terms of technique.

The ears are wire supported, but I think I would do it differently next time and sew the wire into the seam allowance for more poseability. I also had to do a lot of cinching with the eye area, so I might put them in from the inside next time.

If you fancy learning, and happen to be in the Sheffield area, I’m doing this as a course at Running With Scissors, so feel free to sign up!