This cute needle felted snowman was handmade with alpaca wool fiber around a solid fiber core, using a process called needle felting. He has a teal and green stocking cap with long tail, a green and white gingham neck scarf, and a heart tattooed to his chest. He's holding a needle felted candy cane, is a cheery guy with rosy cheeks, and a smile on his face.
He would make a unique Christmas decoration that can be kept out during the winter after the holidays have passed, or a special gift for family or friend.
Needle felting is the process of repeatedly pushing a barbed needle into a tuft of fiber, agitating, compressing, and locking the fiber together into a more dense mass of fiber. This snowman began with a nylon knee high stuffed with alpaca fiber, then wrapped with alpaca wool roving. Different techniques are used for adding arms, and facial features. The entire process involves many hours and lots of poking with a felting needle to shape and create the finished piece, kind of like sculpting, but with fiber rather than clay. Each felted piece is a labor of love.
Though soft and wonderful to touch, please keep in mind this is an artist handmade collectible item, not intended for rough play.