This cute little needle felted brown bear is one-of-a-kind and was handmade using alpaca wool fiber. She has dark eyes, a sweet smile, a bit of a double chin, and holds an over sized felted heart ready to give away. She measures about 5" to the tip of her little bear ears. She would make a very unique gift for a bear loving friend, or a gift that says "I love you" for a special 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 bear began with a nylon knee high stuffed with alpaca fiber, then wrapped with alpaca wool roving. Different techniques are used for adding arms, legs, ears, tail, 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.