These Au Gres Sheep Factory Needlefelt Ornaments are absolutely adorable! All are made from 100% wool and/or alpaca fibers. What is Needlefelt? Needlefelt is a process of matting dry, raw, or spun fibers together by using a sharp, barbed needle known as a “felting needle.” Each is made by hand and may differ slightly from the photo shown as they are one-of-a-kind!
Dimensions: 4.5"w x 3"h x 1.5"d
MADE IN USA
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jean and Richard Nixon
Au Gres, Michigan
The Au Gres Sheep Factory is a family business born out of passion for natural fiber and a gift of a spinning wheel more than 20 years ago. Jean Nixon left a teaching career to raise a family, and her husband Rich left a tool and die design profession to take over the family farm. Jean, already an avid knitter, taught herself to spin, felt, and dye, and Rich began making spinning wheels. After growing the business for over 30 years, Rich and Jean have scaled back and have turned the business back into a small joy rather than a large roller coaster ride. Jean is back doing what she likes best: spinning her heart out, combing fields for natural dye material, and designing new items to add to their list of woolly creatures and “woolly fun stuff” just for ewe!
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