How to get your own custom pet portrait

(of your cat or dog)

Embroidery is a patient and time-consuming art form, therefore I find the best way to sell custom pieces is to release 5 slots in my Etsy Shop every 1-2 months. These are sold on a first come, first serve basis. This way everyone gets a chance at purchasing a space whether you found out about my portraits a day, a month or a year ago. I send out newsletters 1-2 weeks before the release date, To find out when new slots are going to be in the shop, please sign up to my mailing list.


 

£468 for a 5" hoop - - - - £318 for a 4" hoop 

2-9 WEEK COMPLETION TIME 

 EACH HOOP TAKES 18-22 HOURS  

  SHIPS WORLDWIDE 

 

All custom pet portraits are in 4" & 5" circular hoops: unfortunately I can't embroider any larger sizes at this time



AFTER MAKING YOUR PURCHASE


What your purchase includes:
- Your pets head
- A partial amount of their neck
- Their name written underneath


Once you have completed your purchase I kindly ask you send a suitable photograph of your beloved pet within 48 hours. This can be sent to my email address emilliesferris@gmail.com, or to my Etsy account. Here we can discuss if your portrait would suit having a neck included (most do) and what the name of your furry friend is. 

Photograph Guidelines (Get the best out of your pet portrait, I love capturing details)
- One clear photograph of your pet with no blurriness
- A close portrait (not taken from afar or cropped)
- Taken in natural daylight if possible with no uneven shadows on their face (no flash)
- Try and get to their eye level when taking the photo (its much more complimentary!)
- If your pet if pure black or white, please send a photo where you can see highlights and shadows

Photo advice (taking your photo)
- Take your photo away from direct sunlight when outside (go to shadey areas)
- Try and take your portrait when they are near a window (its great for making your pets look their best)

Details:
- Stitched using DMC embroidery floss
- Stitched onto calico material
- Stretched in an 5" embroidery hoop
- Hoop is hand-stained
- The fabric is glued down at the edges of the back to keep the piece in place, and then lined with white felt
- There is no fabric or felt glued to the centre back of the hoop as it creates discolour in the calico fabric, this way you can also enjoy seeing the embroidery on the back!

----Price of shipping is for Royal Mail Tracked & Signed----


Each hoop is made by yours truly, and although I wish I could give every single one of you a custom slot at once (and grow 10 more hands, hehe), I'm afraid there is only so much work I can take on. Please do not be disappointed if you miss out on a slot, as I aim to release spaces as regularly as I can