Water Dryads are beautiful spirits that live in pools, streams and all other watery places. They can live both beneath the water and in the air above. They care for the elemental water of their abode and also the creatures and plants that share their homes. This Water Dryad is just emerging from the water and stretching her wings to take to the air. The water streams and flows from her outstretched arms and down her back.
This Water Dryad is needle felted from merino wool and wears a deep blue dress. Her skin is pale blue and her arms have a pipe cleaner core so that the pose may be gently altered a little. Her flowing, curly hair is hand dyed masham locks in shades of aqua and blue and her sparkly wings are made from angelina fibre. The water of her pool is merino wool in shades of pale blue and turquiose with a little angelina fibre for sparkle from the sunlight. Floating on the surface of the water in front of her is a soft pink water lily with its dark green leaf, also merino wool.
The sculpture measures 30cm from front to back and 25cm side to side. At its tallest point it is 15cm tall.
This beautiful sculpture was needle felted by my friend, Rachael and took many hours to complete. It would be a magical gift for some one who loved fairies, mermaids and other fae folk.