Standing about 5" tall, this roly poly Santa sports a very full beard, has rosy cheeks, and a nose like a cherry. 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.
We now offer a Santa Needle Felting Kit if you'd like to try this yourself. Felting Kits also make fun gifts! If you're in our area, be sure to check out the Classes at Alpaca Meadows!