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Saint Patrick's Day Leprechaun Brooch

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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."

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