This needle felted mushroom is growing in a clay pot. It's made from wool with silk, flax and other fibre embellishments.
It is roughly 5.5" to the top of the mushroom. The clay pot is 2.25" high.
Needle felting is the art of creating three-dimensional objects from wool fibres using a special felting needle. Wool fibres have tiny scales which will lock together when agitated with hot soapy water or in this case, with a felting needle. The felting needles have tiny barbs going in one direction. When the needle is stabbed into carded wool fibres (unspun wool), the barbs catch the wool fibres and force them together and inwards, but not back out again. This action repeated over and over, causes the wool fibers to matt together into a solid fabric or a sculpture. This is slow work, but very meditative, relaxing, and fun!
Please visit our shop: Starbright Curios to see more wonderful gift ideas.
Handmade with Joy by Wendy and Janet!
Note: We offer free pick-up/local delivery in Stittsville, Kanata and Calabogie. If you prefer to have your item shipped, please select shipping at checkout for pricing. We always check for the most economical shipping options.
A note from Ottawa Artisans: Please note that the vendor will contact you directly after payment to discuss your choice of local pick-up/drop-off or shipping (not included unless specified).