That's a tough one - at least on miniatures. The nature of the work doesn't lend itself to the normal in-the-seam methods. A small tiny hang tag/shrinky/handmade 'something' would be next best, though that is no longer attached.
One could always loop yarn through a hole in Ultrasuede® and needle that into the work and it would be as firmly and permanently attached as a seam-sewn label; I guest it depends on the piece: on a clown ted I wouldn't mind seeing a label attached this way.
Many bears that I see for sale are shown only from the front: the head is tilted different ways from the right and left but it's essentially the same view - you don't see the labels.
I design natural/realistic looking animals and show images from all sides. I feel that any attached label would detract from my pieces so I don't attach labels.
My 'look' and other distinctive features that only I'm doing are going to have to be my identifiers.
I surely am interested in other's opinions too!
Hi, I'm new here and I just wanted to give some advice to this question. I used fabric tags on my critters. I had them custom made and they are big enough to read but small enough not to be overwhelming. I have been needle felting for about 4 month now and I put tags on my 1.5" and up critters.
That's a good positioning, because it wraps to the back and kind of hugs the curve of the leg.
How tall are your pups?
I like the look of the way you add your fiber; adding it in randomly-oriented amounts rather than wrapping it around the project.
It gives a uniform surface that looks realistic rather than showing where each section was added and needled on.