Creating Gnomes and Dwarfs from colourful natural fibres

Creating gnomes, dwarfs and other nature related beings from natural sheep’s wool fibres can be really fascinating and enjoyable. During the process of felting from fluffy wool into a firm sculptured shape the little being becomes more and more individual and eventually – with a pair of eyes looking at you – becomes a kind of person, a being, a character in it’s own way.

Dwarf Mirko, needle felted
Mirko a needle felted dwarf with lantern

In case you have already been to my felt workshops you probably will agree that it can also be fun to create one of those beings or even a whole family.

Dwarfs gathering, needle felted from plant dyed wool fibres
Dwarfs gathering, needle felted from plant dyed wool fibres
Creating different characters

In the photos you can recognise different characters. That’s what makes the needle felting experience so interesting for me. I start with an open mind and heart and allow a character to shape and take on it’s form until it eventually appears as a little being with a certain expression, as a character, which has been created with love, curiosity, joy, skill and nature connection.  Every felted being is different and the larger ones become even more individual, and I might add a certain feature like a stick, a bag, a lantern, a stone or crystal. I am happy to create a personalised nature being. You can contact me with your wishes of size and colours and I’ll then create  a being for you.

Two gnomes in the lawn, needle felted
Two gnomes in the lawn, needle felted

After one or more beings have been created I like to go into nature, in a park or in my garden, where I can take photos of the new creation in a suitable environment. A slide show or video might follow out of those visits in nature. If you feel inspired to find out more or create your own unique felted nature friend, you can book a felt workshop and add your name in contacts to receive updates and news. Find more felted dwarfs, gnomes and other beings on my page. I am also happy to create a personalised nature being. You can contact me with your wishes of size and colours and I’ll then create a being for you. Sometimes it takes some time until the being is ready to be manifested. Please be patient, I can’t force this process.

Three gnomes, needle felted
Three needle felted gnomes

 

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