I started lavender & wool after a receiving wonderful response from friends and family for the creatures I had made for my 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, needle felted, using local (New England) sheep’s wool. I strive to obtain wool that has been plant dyed whenever possible.
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.