Handstitched Wool-Felt Songbird Ornaments
We love to feed the birds. In fact, we have two large areas of our Ohio property dedicated to just that. All kinds of birds come to our feeders throughout the year, and it was watching them all come and go that inspired Elizabeth to handstitch these wool-felt ornaments. After counting more than forty different varieties at the feeders, we thought it would be fun to have a Christmas tree standing near our window just covered in ornaments repsenting them all. Of course, this is still an on-going project, and more birds will be added as time goes on.
These beautiful ornaments are all handstitched, using wool-rayon felt and French embroidery floss, and hang from a natural twine loop. Both sides are the same (well, as "same" as handstitching allows), and the birds have been stuffed enough to give them an ever-so-slightly rounded appearance. Glass beads for eyes add a nice finishing touch. Each bird ranges in length from 3-4" – except for the large American Crow which measures in at a whopping 7"!
Each of these ornaments is handmade with hundreds of tiny stitches, so there are always slight variations from the ornaments shown in the photos. If you'd like to request a different type of bird, just contact us by clicking here. PLEASE ALLOW THREE WEEKS FOR US TO MAKE EACH ORNAMENT.