About Stitch Studio

Welcome to Stitch Studio, thanks for dropping by! I’m Kirsteen and I work from my home in Nottingham, UK. I hand cut and hand sew cute animals, brooches and pictures, using 100% wool felt in all my pieces.


I love animals, I love making and I adore making animals! At Stitch Studio I get to do just that. I have to admit it’s mainly the soft cuddly ones and I love to make my felt animals as cute as possible.

I love working with felt because of it’s versatility and sculptural possibilities. I hand cut and hand sew everything from 100% wool felt. Forming an animal out of felt and seeing it take shape is so exciting and each one I make is a whole new personality.

I studied Fine Art Sculpture at University, working mostly with fabric and embroidery, but my career took me down a different path. It wasn't until I became a stay at home mum that I found the time and inspiration to make and create things again. Making and creating is so thrilling and nothing beats the feeling when a customer is overjoyed with something I’ve made for them.


I take inspiration from my childhood memories, my memories of cartoon animals, toys I had and hand-me-downs. Also the patterns and colour combinations from my home made dresses and cardigans, they are so comfortingly nostalgic and familiar.  My crafty mum and a love for Fuzzy Felt (the Fuzzy Felt Factory was in the town where I grew up) are strong influences.


I create animals in a distinct style, they are soft sculptures but they don’t have the uber realism of needlefelting. Instead they have a retro style, a wink to my childhood, and a baby animal cuteness - big heads and eyes. They have the distinct characteristics of the animal, a likeness, but they are not literal.

I began selling my creations on Etsy in 2017. You can request a custom made item here but all my ready to post cuties are available on my Etsy or Folksy shops.

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