I am a needle felter. It's this rare branch of fiber art. I'm part of the league of NH craftsmen and Artists for Conservation (a portion of sales through them go toward animal conservation related charities and foundations) There are 2 main types of needle felting. One is a soft sculpture. It's a great way to have art in a home with children. They're basically indestructible.
The 2nd type is flat needle felted 'paintings'. They appear very similar to regular paintings but are made of wool and other natural fibers. There's also the flexibility of adding 3d details on top of the painting. All finished work ends up at least partially embossed by default.
A few notes on needle felting -- It's slow. Like incredibly slow. A 'fast' 2d 'painting' about the size of a piece of paper takes me about a week to finish. That is the size I prefer to work, especially for something like this.