Best Way to Immortalize Your Darling Dachshund

Dani Ives’ needle-felt paintings

Were it not for the embroidery hoop and stretched linen, we’d have taken the work by Fayetteville artist-slash-Instagram-darling Dani Ives as what it appears to be: lifelike, super-technical, almost photorealist paintings. But that’s not paint, friends. That’s wool. The self-taught artist needle-felts fibers into stunning textural portraits of four-legged friends—and she takes commissions, which means you can order a portrait of Fluffy that’s, ahem, fluffy. (

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