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Handmade fun and quirkiness - just the brooch to cheer you up, or the perfect gift for a friend who likes something above the ordinary.

If this was a real cloud it would be a cumulus mediocris [sounds very average doesn't it?]
Genus Cumulus: Clouds of free convection with clear-cut flat bases and domed tops.
Species Cumulus mediocris: Cumulus clouds of moderate size with medium grey shading underneath. Cumulus mediocris can produce scattered showers of light intensity.
Fom Wikipedia

Initially I was going to put in the lyrics to his royal purpleness’ “Purple Rain” but they’re just not the same written down. And then I was hoping to find a meteorologically real incident of “purple rain” but alas I had to settle for meteorological taxonomy...

This brooch is for cheering you up when the weather might be getting you down, it’s looks great on a coat – because let’s face it, if the weather’s getting you down, odds are you’re wearing a coat. Although, in saying that, this little cloud would be just as happy on your cardigan or blouse.

I gently wet felted some grey merino wool and finished shaping it into a cute little cumulus by needle felting. I wet-felted the little raindrops using a special secret felting technique passed down among Irish people who have to put up with a lot of rain, and stitched them on with thread so they swing when you walk!

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**Vital statistics:

The Purple Rain brooch is approx. 5cm/2 inches wide, 8cm or roughly 3¼ inches long including the raindrops.
It has a pin back and is finished with a blue and silver cotton fabric backing - which of course no one else will see, but you’ll be happy in the knowledge that your brooch is well finished.

**This brooch is ready to ship.

** Because I know this will be a treat - either for yourself or some else - it comes wrapped as a treat in a lovely kraft paper box with a drawing of the brooch on the front and the care instructions inside.

Grey wool felt rain cloud with lavender raindrops - Purple Rain Brooch


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: merino wool, linen thread, brooch pin, wool felt backing
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
  • Feedback: 70 reviews
  • Favorited by: 80 people