Mini Hearts Handmade Felt Ornament
This cute ornament is intricately detailed and lovingly crafted by mother and sister artisans in Nepal.
- Eco-friendly wool felt.
- Measures approximately 4-inches wide by 4-inches tall.
- Azo-free dyes.
- 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.
MEET THE MAKER: GLOBAL GROOVE LIFE
Global Groove is a fair trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal.