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Orange Harris tweed stag trophy. Faux taxidermy handmade deer head sculpture.

Orange Harris tweed stag trophy. Faux taxidermy handmade deer head sculpture.
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Large orange Harris tweed stag!

This piece has fast become a favourite of mine, he has a great presence in the room and the colour is lush!

I started this piece by making the antlers. Wire, foil and clay, baked and then painted and varnished twice. I think they came out great and couldn't wait to start working with the bright orange Harris Tweed.

I wanted the stag to really come out into the room and worked to get the turn of the neck. His face is hand stitched, each piece of fabric cut free hand and individually stuffed to create the shape. His large eyes are glass and he has long eye lashes. His nose is stitched from a thin black wool and the cream chin is tweed. Slightly painted to create shadows around eyes and mouth.

I experimented with backings. For a long while I had decided on a big piece of driftwood but something didn't feel right. In the end this thick board of roughly sawn aged and grey oak sits perfect with the orange.

He measures a respectable 68cm from top of antlers to bottom of wood.

Thank you so much for looking and let me know if you have any questions.


I have been experimenting with different ways to make my own antlers as I'm reluctant to use real ones. And I think this wire/clay method is perfect. It's diverse, handmade and not too fragile (I'm clumsy ;) ). Very inspiring! x

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I want you to be super duper mega over the moon ecstatically delighted with your purchase so if you have any problems just let me know and we'll work out a solution together. My textile art is intended for adult collectors and is not suitable as a toy or intended for children. Due to the nature of collectible textile art, natural and vintage materials may be used in the creative process. Characters by Julia is not liable for any special or consequential damages that may result from use or handling of the products. My pieces are for display purposes only. Please handle with care. x

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