Needle Felted Art Doll: Large Nose Clown [Red Nose with Frown, Merino wool, 5.5 inches]
This art doll was created in March of 2022, the week the daffodils first showed their blooms in Chicago. He is made entirely of wool (domestically sourced).
Needle felting is a very slow and laborious process, especially when you are working with very soft, fine, fibers like Merino.
This clown took around 4.5 hours to complete.
The process ends with the burning away of any loose fuzz, which results in a crisply smooth finish.
Material: Merino wool, in natural white, blue, red, pale yellow, and black.
Process: Needle felted
Ruff: Bobbly in the extreme
Size: 5.5 inches tall
Care and Keeping:
Needle-felted works are very sturdy in many ways, but quite delicate in others! Please read on to find out how to keep your new piece in the best condition possible.
Spot clean only, please!
Washing machines will cause irreparable changes to the fibers.
Be wary of pets!
Many a good art doll has been mailed in for repairs after being snagged by a dog or cat.
Best if kept away from backpacks, dirt, etc
While it looks like a toy, this is a soft sculpture and is not meant to be excessively handled.
Not intended for children under the age of fourteen
This piece is a soft sculpture art doll and has not been tested to meet toy safety standards put in place by ASTM F963-17