As you can see in the photo above, she sculpted an exact replica of Gideon's head using high density foam which she carved to the exact dimensions of his head, forehead and snout. Then she needlefelted in a painterly manner with colored wool to add the features. She even designed a device to attach to the ears so that one set of ears serviced both heads - the real one and the felted one.
Below is a collection of images by the artist... a clever trick to pull off and a real treat for us to see.
Thanks Melissa for your inspiration!