Tontu the Tomten back from his nightly rounds takes a moment to chat with Cardinal.
This Tomten is needle felted from locally sourced wool that has been hand dyed by the artist. His fingers, arms and legs have wire bones and have limited poseability. He is able to stand on his own.
Needle felted is an art form that uses special barbed needles to sculpt unspun wool into 3 dimensional figures. It takes hundreds of single pokes with a needle to solidify a wool sculpture. All sculptures are one of a kind and sculpted free hand without a pattern.
This Tomten is a sculpture meant for display not play.
Shipping is priority mail, insured and may require a signature. If you would like to negotiate another level of shipping please contact me.
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.