This unique Saint Patrick's Day leprechaun brooch has been needle felted from alpaca/wool fiber. He sports a green derby hat, has dark eyes, a honker of a nose, and curly red hair and beard. Hand-dyed Mohair from one or our Angora goats named Lola was used for his hair and beard. May the road rise to meet you when you wear this pin on a jacket, sweater, scarf, or book bag, decorate a package, or give as a gift!
Brooch measures approximately 4" long to the bottom of the curly beard, and has a securely attached pin on the back.
Needle felting is the process of using a single barbed needle to repeatedly jab alpaca/wool fibers causing the fiber to tangle and become compact in order to create a two-dimensional flat piece or three-dimensional sculpture.
According to Wikipedia, "A leprechaun is a type of fairy of the Aos Sí in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."