This is a little needle-felted vaquita porpoise made over many hours with NZ merino wool and glass eyes.
Measurements - 12.5cm (nose to tail) x 6.5 width (fin span) x 5cm height
*This is not a toy*
It is the world's rarest marine mammal and is on the edge of extinction.
Less than 10 are still alive in the wild due to being caught and drowned in gillnets used by illegal fishing.
ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Packaging - I aim to reuse packaging as much as possible and use environmentally friendly alternatives (eg. recycled fibre tissue paper)
I work from my garden cabin using solar electricity and lots of blankets!
10% of my profits are donated to support environmental and wildlife charities
HOW THIS SCULPTURE IS MADE
Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool fibres (and other natural fibres) by repeatedly stabbing them with special barbed needles. This process over many hours binds the fibres together creating a firm, textile sculpture.
Please handle gently and keep away from small children and animals.
Do not leave in direct sunlight.
Any dust can be removed with a soft make-up brush.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.