This festive Santa measures about 6.5" tall in a seated position. He sports a very full beard, mustache, button nose, and rosy cheeks. He has a black belt with gold buckle under his fur trimmed coat, has fur trimmed black mittens and boots. This Santa has been needle felted from an alpaca wool blend roving, around a solid alpaca fiber core. Mohair from our Angora goats, Mike and Ike, was used for his curly white beard and hair.
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. In other words, it takes lots of poking! The last images show part of the process.
Please handle this art sculpture with care. It is not meant as a toy and may be a choking hazard for small children.