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Playscape Landscapes

As the gnome requests are filled, and having now made hundreds of the little playful wool fiber sculptures, the playscape became an important design feature to develop. To offer a one of a kind landscape for the gnomes to play in has become most enjoyable as each are so unique. The playscape initially was to offer a safe place for the wool sculptures to play without distressing the fibers too much. Some playscapes that feature a cave entrance as shelter for the gnomes and woodland friends, are designed to hang on the wall as art when not being engaged in story / play time – the cave becomes a pocket for little felted friends to sleep. The mushroom circles and houses are very popular and a joy to make. I am now designing a tree stump house that folds out and will act like a portable toy when all closed up. So exciting – when complete will post pictures :O) find more on my instagram account under artistleahwilson.

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Hand Felted Playscape

It is with great pleasure to showcase today my newest hand felted creation, the first of many to come, the Felted Playscape for amazing gnomes and friends. Using both wet felting and dry felting techniques, this unique one of a kind scene was inspired by Foxy Fox and the little gnome pictured below. This item took allot of wool, and 16 hours of felting, as a finishing touch machine made felt fabric acts as a base – giving it even more of a solid foundation and that professional finished look. So excited to take on making playscapes for the gnomes and friends, this one with my original foxy fox and the little gnome pictured here, will be the first of my big items listed on my new etsy store soon to be launched.  Calling it “The Foxy Fox Playscape #1” as I intend on making a few of these playscape sets – each with a foxy fox, a little gnome friend, and a place with a water feature, a green hill that is the home of foxy fox and the little gnome, some flowers, and a little mushroom. Variations will happen to be sure, as my imagination is in overdrive – can’t wait to make more. Would love your feedback, being a new concept – its always important to hear how it is perceived, thanks, much gratitude.

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