Needle-Felted Wool Sculpture
Written and Posted by Sarah
Not quite mischievous, this pair embodies the swagger and playfulness of all the fantasy wee folk. The first thing you'll notice about Pat (the woodland lad) is his Irish humour, but Mike (the squirrel) stays right there on Pat's shoulder and spoils the punch lines. The two are inseparable (literally) and very proud of the feather in Pat's cap. It's a memento of their first meeting on that foggy October morning, but that's another story . . .
You can't help but fall in love with this darling duo, and just take a look at those adorable pointy ears and shoes! Now, if we could only figure out whether Pat is a dwarf, gnome, elf or leprechaun!
Together, Pat and Mike weigh 1.875 ounces and stand 7-1/4" tall (to the tip of Mike's hat). They took approx. 35 hours to complete. They are made from a mixture of wool that includes Corriedale, Merino and a "Briar Rose" blend. I used .40 and .42 gauge needles on them, and the feather is a real feather --- not a felted one!