Why Gnomes For Your Homes?
I want to share my unique style of hand felted gnomes with you.
Gnomes for your Homes consists of me and my longtime love affair with wool. I have been spinning wool since I was 15 and I was doing crochet and knitting long before that. It took me years to decide to take the soft, beautiful fleece and stab at it to make it felt. Once I did, it worked and it has been my main means of artistic outlet since. See more about me on my blog.
At Gnomes For Your Homes, I sell hand felted gnomes (or tomten) that would be perfect to sit on your shelf all year round. Each gnome has been hand felted, inside and out, by me starting with a Cheviot wool base. I add white or hand dyed Teeswater locks for his beard before adding a flesh-colored Merino nose and cheeks. Longer Teeswater locks are added to make bushy, wild hair. The pièce de résistance is the tall hat that I felt using hand carded and blended mixed fibers (such as super soft merino, tussah silk, baby llama, Angelina (sparkly) fibers, and anything else I choose). Sometimes to finish off the piece, I add arms and feet. A wood disk is added to the bottom and voila, all done. Each gnome is inspired by colors and textures that I come across in my life. They are all very special.
I LOVE making custom orders. I must admit, that most people have a tomten inside waiting to be realized into a felted representation. I have managed to deliver a great many custom gnomes to customers willing to let me in their creative heads. It can be difficult to create a gnome from someone else's mind, but I constantly keep the customer updated on my progress with pictures and detailed communication. I will make as many gnomes as needed to design the perfect tomte for you. I have written a little guide about how to order a custom gnome.
Please have a look at my shop to see if I have a gnome for you. If I don't, I know I can make one.