Handcrafted Needle Felted Wool Mouse
Sweet little mouse individually handcrafted from solid natural brown wool, even the eyes and the tail which is made from hand-dyed and carefully handspun wool – made in their entirety at our farm by my own hands. So no two mice are ever exactly the same. They look very sweet sitting on a shelf or mantlepiece, especially in a cottage or farmhouse setting and make lovely little gifts. Completely natural, biodegradable and all the wool comes from my own fibre sheep. A mix of many different breed wool has been used in their creation but this particular mouse’s body is made from a beautiful rich brown wool from one of our sheep Humphrey (pictured in the hat!), in fact, it is specifically the wool from Humphrey’s belly! Many people discard the belly wool from fleeces it is generally considered useless however I really hate wasting anything and so Humphrey’s belly wool has been put to good use in my needle felting!
This listing is for the exact mouse in the photos. He is presented in a simple card gift box – the perfect present for someone or perhaps for yourself!
Mice do vary ever so slightly in size with some being shorter and rounder and others slimmer and taller which just makes them look all perfectly unique. This chap is on the smaller scale of the size guide below and one of my all-time favourite mice that I have made.
Size – My needle felted mice measure between 5-6cm high and 2-3cm wide at the base – this in not including the length of the tails.
All my mice are very solidly felted with carefully added details. As such, each mouse takes approximately 1.5 – 2 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 mouse tails!
The inspiration for these needle felted mice came from the real little things. Living in the countryside in an old stone house we are very close to nature and so hearing mice within the old stone walls and attic at night is something that happens from time to time. One winter though I was sat up late needle felting when a mouse ran across my feet! This was the first time we ever had mice find a way from within the walls into the home. More mice naturally followed and caused us some trouble for a little while. That was when I had the inspiration to start making needle felted mice – and I can assure you these little critters are just as sweet and far less messy than their real-life counterparts!
Please note – This is NOT a toy. It has been created for display and decoration purposes only. It is made from small needle felted pieces and hairy textured wool and so could pose a hazard for babies or small children.
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.
Postage is with Royal Mail 2nd class and mice are dispatched within 1-5 working days. All items are presented in a simple attractive recyclable gift box -the cost for this and packaging has been factored into any postage cost.
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.
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.