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

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The fun of felt berets

 I love to felt berets in different colours and sizes.

This is my latest addition to the range of felted berets I’ve made.

Wearing my turquoise felted beret

Here I used turquoise merino wool in 4 very fine layers for every side, felted around a template.

This very light beret weighs just 52 gramm. It is very comfortable to wear: soft, light and warm.

The beautiful big Shetland wool beret below, with 40cm diameter was one of two berets made for stilts walkers in England.

Big Shetland wool felt beret, 39cm diameter

In the last few years I have felted different sized berets. Most of them I made as customised orders. Customers from different parts of the world e.g. New Zealand, Continue reading The fun of felt berets