Santas and Gnomes come in all shapes, sizes and colors just like people do. They are needle felted from locally sourced wool, processed by a local mill and the wool is hand dyed by the artist. They can vary in height (from 6 inches to 9 inches tall) and features as they are one of a kind dolls. Their bones are wire so they can be posed. The gnomes pictured have been sold but a Santa gnome will be made just for you.
Needle Felting/Dry Felting/Needle Sculpting Wool
Needle felting is an art form that uses special barbed needles to interlock unspun wool to create sculptures and/or wool paintings Felting needles are used to compress and entangle the fibers. As the felting needle is moved up and down, the barbs on the needles catch the scales of the wool and entangle them into place. The result is a solid yet soft sculpture. It takes many jabs with a single felting needle over a long period of time to create my sculptures.
International customers please message me for shipping options. Domestic customers please message me if you would like to downgrade shipping from priority mail to first class mail. If you live in the Burlington, VT area and would like to pick up your purchase please use coupon VTPICKUP and message me for arrangements.
I accept Paypal and credit cards through Etsy.
I ship through the US Mail and will provide a tracking number. Please note that shipping costs include handling as well. Box, packing, drive to Post office, labels etc are included in the shipping cost. The shipping is priority mail, sometimes flat rate (due to the size). If you feel the cost is prohibitive please contact me and we can negotiate for a different postal method (parcel post etc). International orders will be sent by First Class parcel post.
The postal service is it's own entity and I do not have control over weather, road conditions or postal people so therefore I can't guarantee that an item will be there at a particular date unless you are willing to pay for priority express. Please contact me if you are willing to upgrade the shipping so I can adjust the price.
Due to the delicate nature of felt I would be happy to repair an item if it becomes damaged in transit or within the first 30 days. You must pay the return shipping. If some reason you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me and I would be happy to refund your purchase as long as you return the piece through certified mail undamaged within 7 days of receipt. The refund will be issued as soon as I receive the piece. I do not refund shipping costs.
I do not refund for felting kits after 2 weeks from shipping date.
Custom orders must be paid up front and will not be refunded and can't be returned. Much time and detail go into custom orders and it can be hard to resell an item that has been made to someone's specifics.
International customers are responsible for their own countries custom fees. I will not mark the item as a gift as it is an unethical practice. If an item is returned because custom fees have not been paid only 75 percent of the purchase will be refunded. Shipping costs will not be refunded.