a curious shop


I am a needle felter. Using sheeps wool (plant dyed when possible) I shape, poke, and form unique critters each with their own personalities. 

Primarily I make Tomten. Tomten are the Swedish equivalent to gnomes, they watch over their homes and their families including animals. They are quiet peaceful creatures who are rarely seen but leave their marks on those who believe in them… also they are cute and magical.

Lavender & Wool was born from the wonderful feedback I received for the creatures I made for my own children. Since my humble toy beginning, my process has evolved into critters that are stronger, more solid play things and wonderful whimsical additions to every home. Each piece is hand-made with love.