Hand Embroidered Felted Ornaments
We are so happy to offer these lovely ornaments! Heidi Leugers from Reclaimed Wool needle felted and hand-embroidered these beauties a few years back. We’ve had them stored in the back room and decided that someone needed to make these part of their holiday decorations. Heidi is legendary for her scrupulous and thoughtful re-use of materials to create charming and beautiful items. She once told me the only thing she throws out every week is a vacuum cleaner sized bag of trash. A real inspiration!
Each ornament is approx. 3 inches in diameter.
All items are of my own design. Most items are entirely hand sewn with virgin wool yarn. Each is made from recycled wool fabrics and virgin wool fleece (direct from the sheep & shepherd). I also use needle felting and traditional wet felting techniques. I rarely use glue. Zero-waste is a central principle to my studio – all waste is recovered and used in the production of new items.
We need beauty in our everyday lives/everyday stuff, but right now beauty needs to be sustainable, and I don’t believe art or craft gets a “pass” in this regard. So, each interior core of the embroidered balls is formed from 100% recycled wool scrap from the studio – no plastic or styrofoam! Labor, love, craftsmanship, great design + sustainability = work worth doing & art worth creating.