Handmade Needle Felted Reindeer Decoration ‘Dasher’
This sweet little needle felted reindeer named ‘Dasher’ is hand-crafted from 100% wool from the flock. Every little detail, his eyes, ears, tail and even his dangly legs are carefully made from wool at our farm by my own hands. He is a beautiful natural browny/grey colour with white and drat grey details. He has dangly woollen legs which are made from handspun wool from Xena the sheep. This reindeer is a perfect unique gift and rustic Christmas decoration for any home. I currently have him hanging from a tree in my workshop where he looks very sweet and he would grace any tree as a beautiful Christmas decoration. He is completely natural, biodegradable, kind to sheep and the planet.
This listing is for the exact deer in the photos. He is presented in a simple card gift box – a perfect present for someone or perhaps for yourself!
The little deer is made from all-natural wool from my flock, the only parts which are not wool from my flock are the jute twine that he hangs from and the wire in his antlers.
Size – He measures approx 12cm long nose to bum (not including tail) and 13cm high from the tip of his antlers to the bottom of his leg. The string length is approx 17cm.
All my needle felted items are very solidly felted with carefully added details. As such, each takes a very long time to make, the hanging deer and reindeer each take about 4 hours to make at the felting stage. That is not including the time spent shearing the sheep, washing the wool, carding, dyeing or spinning the little legs!
One of the first needle felted animals I ever made was a big white reindeer with fiddly wire legs, I can’t tell you how many countless hours went into making him but it was all worth it and I still treasure him now. Ever since then the deer have been one of my favourite and most popular creatures to needle felt. Initially, I started making them freestanding with rustic wooden legs and then in 2020 I made some dangly wool legs and a string to hand on the Christmas tree. They take an awful long time to make and so I never make large numbers of them.
Please note – This is NOT a toy. It has been created for display and decoration purposes only. It is made from small needle felted wool and wood pieces and hairy textured wool and contains a fine wire in the antlers so could pose a hazard for babies or small children. Please do not give to children under 3 years old.
I always make every effort to show the true colours of items in my photos and website photos are never enhanced but sometimes colours may vary due to different monitor settings and lighting.
PLEASE NOTE THE LAST DAY I AM POSTING ITEMS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2021 IS FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER!
A lot of time, care and love go into all my items they are all individually made one at a time by just 1 pair of hands – from caring for and shearing the sheep, washing the wool and crafting an item to the packaging and posting – handmade in the truest sense of the word.
Any questions just send me a message.
Any item bought before Christmas 2021 will be posted with Royal Mail 1st class (1-3 day dispatch time) things will revert back to the usual 2nd class after this date. Please note I am not responsible for postage delays. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE LAST DAY I AM POSTING ITEMS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2021 IS FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER! If you require express postage please contact me before purchase. This item is presented in a simple attractive cardboard gift box -the cost for this and packaging has been factored into any postage cost.
Combined Postage I do combine postage on multiple items if it is not done automatically at checkout I will refund you any overcharges after checkout.
Post Packaging In an effort to be more eco-friendly most of the outer post packaging I send items in is reused aka recycled packaging that we have received parcels in ourselves or that has been gifted to me to put to good use.
OVERSEAS BUYERS will incur an extra postage charge which may vary depending on location.
RETURNS If you are unhappy with your item please contact me within 5 days of receiving it. All items must be returned in their original unused condition and buyer pays return postage.
DISCLAIMER All needle felted items are made for decoration purposes only. They are not toys. Please do not give to children under 3 years old. Patchwork Sheep and I myself take no responsibility for breakages or harm/injury caused by misuse of any item I make or sell.
If you have any problems with your order please contact me and I will do my best to help.
We keep a well-loved, high welfare flock of pet and rescue sheep on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Our sheep are a part of the family and each is known by name. All our wool and makes are vegetarian-friendly as we do not breed or sell sheep for the meat market and our sheep live out their natural lives with us. I am a full-time mum and shepherdess. In my (none existent!) free time I make things from wool from the sheep in order to sustain them.