|Donor:||The Felted Gnome Knows|
After the Tomten makes his rounds, checking on the animals and people, he eats his porridge that the children have left for him. He then settles down near the roaring fire with a good book. His favorite is "The Velveteen Rabbit" because he know such animals in the wood and imagines he may have met the little rabbit who is the subject of the book. Love makes one real, he believes, and he hopes that someday he will be loved that way as well.
This Tomten measures 14" in length, is solidly needle felted wool that has been locally sourced. He comes with his doll sized wooden chair. He is an original design by the artist and can not be replicated. The wool is locally sourced raw and I clean, card and dye it. I use the technique of needle felting to sculpt my figures.
This Tomten is a sculpture and is for display only.
Made by LCWS parent Susi Ryan of The Felted Gnome Knows.