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Artist creates incredible felt replicas of peoples dead dogs

Losing a pet is always tough, but an artist is helping people through it with her incredible felt replicas.

Using photographs of pets, she creates miniature models of the dogs which are so accurate youll struggle to work out which is the fake.

Pelin Gur, 34, swapped her career as a missiles engineer at a plant in the Middle East for her dream job as a felt artist.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: NELLY IS ONE OF MANY DOGS PELIN GUR HAS BEEN ASKED TO IMMORTALISE IN FELT) A dog lover has swapped her career as a missiles engineer for one immortalising deceased PETS for their grieving owners - as craft miniature replicas made from felt. Pelin Gur, from London, lavishes an entire week of work to recreate each dead pet in intricate detail using only photos sent to her from the heartbroken families. The 34-year-old previously spent nine years working as a project coordinator at a mechanical engineering plant in the Middle East but always dreamed of becoming a felt artist. When her husband Alaaddin Gur, 36, set up his own graphic design business in London last year, Pelin decided it was time to unleash her creativity. Instead of applying for a new engineering job, Pelin launched her online store Jeje Felting that specialises in intricate needle-felted figures of people???s pets. The adorable sculptures take a week to complete as Pelin likes to go over every detail of her reference photos to make sure she perfectly captures the character and 'story' behind each beloved pup. Pursuing her dreams has been emotionally rewarding for Pelin particularly as many of her customers are bereaved dog owners who take great comfort from her canine creations. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

She uses photos like these (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: PELIN GUR'S FELT REPLICA OF A DOG CALLED NELLY BY TOWER BRIDGE) A dog lover has swapped her career as a missiles engineer for one immortalising deceased PETS for their grieving owners - as craft miniature replicas made from felt. Pelin Gur, from London, lavishes an entire week of work to recreate each dead pet in intricate detail using only photos sent to her from the heartbroken families. The 34-year-old previously spent nine years working as a project coordinator at a mechanical engineering plant in the Middle East but always dreamed of becoming a felt artist. When her husband Alaaddin Gur, 36, set up his own graphic design business in London last year, Pelin decided it was time to unleash her creativity. Instead of applying for a new engineering job, Pelin launched her online store Jeje Felting that specialises in intricate needle-felted figures of people???s pets. The adorable sculptures take a week to complete as Pelin likes to go over every detail of her reference photos to make sure she perfectly captures the character and 'story' behind each beloved pup. Pursuing her dreams has been emotionally rewarding for Pelin particularly as many of her customers are bereaved dog owners who take great comfort from her canine creations. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

Then she recreates the dogs in incredible detail (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

Pelin, from London, spends an entire week recreating each pet in intricate detail.

Pursuing her dreams has been emotionally rewarding, particularly as many of her customers are bereaved dog owners who take great comfort from her canine creations.

Pelin, of Southwark, moved to London with husband Alaaddin Gur, 36. She said: When we moved, I decided to take it as an opportunity to follow my dreams of being a felt artist.

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I can make felt people and jewellery but the most popular requests I get are for peoples pets.

Usually theyre made as dog memorials for people whose pets have died. Its really sad but its nice to make them something to remember their love for their dog.

After customers receive their felt sculptures, their reactions are priceless. Theres so much love in my job.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: FURRY FRIENDS BELLA AND ESTRELLA ARE OWNED BY ONE OF PELIN GUR'S CUSTOMERS) A dog lover has swapped her career as a missiles engineer for one immortalising deceased PETS for their grieving owners - as craft miniature replicas made from felt. Pelin Gur, from London, lavishes an entire week of work to recreate each dead pet in intricate detail using only photos sent to her from the heartbroken families. The 34-year-old previously spent nine years working as a project coordinator at a mechanical engineering plant in the Middle East but always dreamed of becoming a felt artist. When her husband Alaaddin Gur, 36, set up his own graphic design business in London last year, Pelin decided it was time to unleash her creativity. Instead of applying for a new engineering job, Pelin launched her online store Jeje Felting that specialises in intricate needle-felted figures of people???s pets. The adorable sculptures take a week to complete as Pelin likes to go over every detail of her reference photos to make sure she perfectly captures the character and 'story' behind each beloved pup. Pursuing her dreams has been emotionally rewarding for Pelin particularly as many of her customers are bereaved dog owners who take great comfort from her canine creations. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

Bella and Estrella are owned by one of Pelins customers (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

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