This listing is for one needle felted gnome wearing a showy cap that I have designed to resemble the camp blankets in our family cabin. I love vintage camp blankets! Their bold stripes bring to mind the crisp mountain air and the smell of lodge pole pine that marked my childhood summer memories there. This gnome has been out foraging in the mountains. Not only has he found a scrap of camp blanket to fashion his hat from, he has a perfect pine cone attached to his hat brim as well.
He stands about ten inches tall and has been created by me from carefully selected wool roving and beautiful, specially selected locks from various sheep breeds. For this Forager gnome I have created his beard from dark brown locks I selected from locally sourced Jacob sheep fleece. They are soft and downy, but rustic in appearance ; a fitting match for a little mountain themed gnome.
Choose your favorite from my three variations in green, gold, or ivory camp blanket stripe.
Finishing touches vary on each individual gnome, and include details such as a hat tassel made from primitive karakul, pinecone decorated brim, beads of turquoise or jasper, and a deerskin tie at the top of his hat.
As always, he is entirely designed and hand made by me in my studio-inspired by nature, felt from the heart- and one of a kind. Read more about my forest friends, the Fernwood Foragers, below:
Fernwood Foragers dwell amidst the mossy mounds and ferny fronds that grace the forest floor. Being a hunt-and-gather sort of folk, they are ever on the lookout for special treasures - cones, feathers, twigs and the like. Humorous and resourceful, they love dressing up in their foraged fungi, turning them into dapper caps which they often decorate with a prized find.
Although they resemble gnomes, they prefer to not be identified as such. The Fernwoods consider themselves to be a unique and select group.Should they be misidentified they will shy away, hiding under the ferns and robbing the offender of even a glimpse of their delightful attire. It would be foolish to run the risk of losing the chance of observing these rare forest dwellers by using a "mis-gnomer."
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