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Global Groove Direct

Handmade Felt Winter Blues Gnome Trio

Have a walk in the winter woodlands wonderland with our mystical gnome trio in winter blue. Hand crafted by women artisans in Nepal.

  • Each gnome is between 8 and 10-inches tall with a 3 to 3.25-inch base.
  • 100% All Natural New Zealand Wool.
  • Azo-free dyes.
  • Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, exact color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.

The Art of Felting:

The first step to creating these beautiful felt pieces begins with gathering some of the world’s finest sheep’s wool from New Zealand. Making felted wool is an ages-old, time-consuming process of bonding fabric with fiber. This is a physical job where the artisan’s scrub, rub, roll and rinse the wool again and again with soapy water.

Once the wool is bound into a sheet and the desired thickness is complete, the felt is laid out to dry. From there, the felt wool is cut and re-worked into many complex shapes and designs. The many sheets of wool might merge several colors to create patterns and layers. This takes a well-trained, talented artisan and is a true labor of love. The end results are colorful, one-of-a-kind textiles that are stunning to behold.

More from This Maker : Global Groove Direct