Wooliedales Etc.

Needle felted Wool Sculptures of Airedales, Animals Etc.


The spontaneous and the unexpected is the essence of my desire to sculpt in wool using the fiber arts technique of needle felting. My needle feltings have hundreds of owners nationally and internationally. I simply enjoy "bringing wool to life" and releasing the results "to the wind" for the pleasure of all those who find joy in the 'touch' of the needle felted wool. Fiber arts are appealing both to artists and collectors who find this tactile pleasure irresistible.



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Dear Friends of Wooliedales,

Sadly, there will be no more

Carol, my dear wife, passed from this life to her glorious reward in Heaven on February 11, 2014. She has fought a valiant battle against MDS, then leukemia, since June 2012.

Many people have drawn inspiration from Carol’s work, first begun in 2000, and have gone on to become excellent felters in their own right.

Always giving, Carol donated 10% of the proceeds from her dog sculptures to a rescue organization for that breed and often donated
Woolies to rescue groups for raffles and fundraisers..

To her many friends and customers, we are so very grateful for your support over the years.

I will keep this website active for a time so that some of her beautiful work will live on in pictures.

Below is one of the last
Woolies she felted, much to the delight of nurses and staff, while hospitalized in November, 2013.



"For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."


I miss her greatly.


David Usher


 Elephant Front Facing photo IMG_21572cr50CopyRElephantllNeedleFelted20132.jpg

 One of my latest....Drawing with Border photo ImageDrawing12ebCopyRElephandNeedleFelted20132.jpg

 Elephant Left Quarter Facing photo IMG_21582cCopyRElephantIINeedleFelted2013.jpg

Okay, LADIES....listen up!

Experts have observed pachyderms' behavior and concluded that they rank among the smartest in the animal kingdom.

And it seems that the old adage that elephants never forget may be particularly true in the case of matriarchs, who lead the herd and encode what's necessary for survival, such as food location and family identification. The dominant females build up a social memory as they get older, enabling them to recognize "friendly" faces. The older she is, the more effective she is. Her death is tragic for the group, and poachers usually target her, as she possesses the largest tusks in the herd of females.

Elephants also travel in packs and when the group gets too big, the eldest daughter breaks off to start her own contingent, yet she never forgets her roots. One researcher witnessed a mother and daughter elephant recognizing each other after 23 years of separation.

(Good, huh? But forget about this one: Elephants eat 160 to 350 pounds (72 to 158 kilograms) of food each day!!!)

My blog also has photos of Woolies I have sculpted recently.

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