Needle Felted Lady Gnomes

Meet the Lady Gnomes,
I thought up these gnome on a flight from Finland back to Canada. I had 13 hours to think about things I wanted to make! And I thought  Gnomey could use some family and friends. He's been living alone way too long.

I have no idea what I'm doing,
No, that's not a humble brag. I actually am just winging my way along. Many times I thought I should give up because they looked so weird but I kept at it. I clocked myself for one of them and it was over 13 hours, that's not including breaks! Every detail takes time and patience and 1000 stabs. In the end the cutest little faces appear and it was worth it!

I started each one with course, green polyfil. That stuff worked great. The color I added is wool roving . I also brushed cheap craft felt sheets to get some pink for the skin tone.
I love how they turned out but I don't like the arms and hands. I'll replaced them one day.

Gnomey is so happy to have a friend. Her name is Annie, I think it's love!

Aunt Katri,
It turns out the older lady is Gnomey's mother, I named her Aunt Katri after my real aunt in Finland who was born in 1913. You can read more about my aunt and see her picture here.


  1. She's gorgeous nice little friend for your Gnomey. Your so clever she looks great I love all the kneed levelled animals and folks love Em


  2. She is super cute! Great work!
    Hugs, Drora

  3. She is darling1 Finally, Gnomey has a wife.

  4. ¡Qué locura pasarte toda la noche trabajando! Pero te ha quedado encantadora. Gnomey debe estar muy contento.
    ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

  5. Very cute!I still love your work!

  6. Do you share how you make them?

    1. no, just the pictures you see. I'm not great at needle felt and made many mistakes. I just winged my way along. I've only made 4 felted gnomes since 2013.


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