Miranda is a fine artist and animal lover with extreme attention to detail.
Pocket is a corgi who loves to herd ducks and is Miranda's favorite muse.
Bunyip is a tiny rabbit with a big heart.
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Pocket is my fur-baby and the inspiration behind making Fiber Friends a full time business.
I blend dyed and natural colors using traditional hand cards to match each client's fur as closely as possible.
Short coated Fiber Friends take me 2 days, long coated Friends take up to 4 and mobiles take up to 3 weeks depending on size. Please be patient when contemplating my long waiting list: fine art takes time!
I sculpt my Fiber Friends using only wool, with no wire armature or glass eyes.
Fiber Friends are not dolls, they are fine art sculpture in wool. I start with the torso, then add legs, then head in a long process to ensure a firmly felted, long lasting finished piece.
I strive to match your pet's markings and personality as closely as possible, with a slant to the whimsical, inspired by my own drawing style. I do rely heavily on your photographs so be sure i have the best to work with.
I wrap up every Fiber Friend with a signed tag, thank you note and a bit of info about me an Pocket all wrapped up in a sweet box, perfect for giving.
I am certain that my Fiber Friends are excited to arrive in their new homes. I love hearing how you like your finished piece as well, so be sure to let me know! I love sharing customer photos on my facebook page.
Fiber Friends mean a lot to their new owners, and the joy they bring in turn brings me joy. I am honored to create something special for you and your loved ones! Visit the shop page to begin your order!
Fiber Friends are small felted sculptures that bring joy to pet lovers all over the world.
On 17 acres at the foothills of Oregon's coastal range, Miranda Rommel (published illustrator, novice handspinner/knitter, animal lover and math-challenged entrepreneur) carefully crafts each of her tiny Fiber Friends using locally grown wool and wraps them in sustainable packaging. Fiber Friends are a blend of her illustrative style and the realistic portrayal of her clients' pets or the animals found on and around her farm. Using traditional hand cards, Miranda blends natural and dyed wools to match each client's coat color and relies on good photography from their human stewards as reference to get all the details down perfectly.
Fiber Friends was founded in 2012 soon after Miranda attempted felting her very first Corgi as a Valentine's gift to her husband. The resultant ball of loosely felted orange and white wool wasn't much to look at. Luckily she persevered and continued her study in felt until she achieved their current state of adorable awesomeness.
Miranda is inspired by nature, Tasha Tudor, Beatrix Potter, Calvin and Hobbes and most of all her Corgi, Pocket (assistant, anatomical reference, muse and doorbell.) Miranda and Pocket spend their days tending to their domestic rabbits, ducks and other happy livestock, cultivating the soil, breathing fresh air and spending long hours in the Fiber Friends studio seeking perfection in every felted creation, right down to the pads on their paws.
Please visit our FAQ page for more information and important care instructions.