Hilda May Designs


One of our very talented Animals Asia Supporters Helen Richards makes realistic model dogs from felted Merino wool. Her company is called Hilda May Designs if you would like to check out more of her work. She has very kindly donated the two dogs in the picture for a raffle to raise funds for a charity that is close to our hearts, Swindon Animals Asia Support Group and Moon Bear Rescue. The West Highland Terrier is 3 1/4″ high and 3 1/2″ long, while the Spaniel is 4″ high and 5 1/4″ long. They would normally sell at £20.00 and £30.00 respectively.We will be raffling both dogs separately, and raffle tickets will be 50 pence each. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 14th February. To have a chance of winning one of these lovely dogs, and to contribute to a very worthy cause, don’t forget to pop into Shaw Veterinary Practice in Swindon before this date and buy some tickets!

helen raffle

“Helen Is a textile artist who specialises in creating a diverse range of hand made products using a range of techniques, from applique through to needle-felting. Her repertoire includes handbags, quirky rag dolls, model animals, pet portraits from customer photos, and lots more. Helen sells her products through the Etsy craft website and you can view her products via this link, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HildaMayDesigns.”

Helen can create your pet or favourite animal into these 3D needle felt animals or do their portrait on material for framing or cushions. Please contact her by going to her Etsy shop. Animals Asia supporter Helen kindly donates a percentage of sales from her designs to the bears.