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Up on the Rooftop Santa Handmade Felt Ornament

Santa going down the chimney will bring a smile to your face! This is a high impact, ornament with lots and lots of intricate detailing. Lovingly crafted by mother and sister artisans in Nepal. Eco-friendly wool felt. Measures approximately 6.5 x 3 inches. Fair Trade. 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