Antarctic/Arctic play mat and animals

Antarctic/Arctic play mat and animals
Antarctic/Arctic play mat and animals
Antarctic/Arctic play mat and animals
Antarctic/Arctic play mat and animals
This Antarctic playmat is the perfect place for penguin, seal and whale to play! This play mat is handmade from New Zealand wool. A wonderful natural place for children to play imaginatively. The play mat features an ice cave and icebergs. This listing is for the play mat and the 3 animals, penguin, seal and whale.

This playmat is approximately 35cm in diameter.

We strongly believe in giving kids the chance to use their imagination and creativity. As we now know, the research on plastic toys tells us they are not good for our kids or the environment. Our playscapes and toys are for 21st century kids and parents. There is real attention to detail and all my work is subject to approval by my 8 and 11 year olds!

What is wet felting?

This item is handmade from scratch from fleece. Wet felting is a process starting with washed and carded fleece which is then laid out in layers. Warm water and soap is then applied and it is gently massaged to get the fibres to start to stick together. A pattern is then laid out using different coloured fleece to create a wool painting. The wetting and rubbing process is then continued until the wool is no longer coming apart and all the fibres are meshed together. Then the really vigorous part of rolling begins. Felters are known for having strong arms! Sometimes it can take hours to get a really thick tight piece of felt.
By using this technique and something called a resist we are able to make 3d items with no seams so this hot water bottle is seamless. They are also completely unique, as with any type of art, you can never completely recreate something identically and the same is true for painting with wool.
To get some of the further details I then use a needle felting technique to put in some of the finer details. This involves using the carded fleece and a barbed needle which pushes the wool together and makes the fibres become entwined.

Please remember that computers show colours differently so sometimes the item might be slightly different than it looks on the screen.

We can customise. We have had many requests from racoons to flamingo’s! We understand everyone likes different kinds of creatures so get in touch and we are happy to discuss your needs.

Refund and return and shipping
If you are not happy with your product I will offer a refund within 7 days of receipt. The customer will be responsible for postage costs both for outward and return journeys.
Items will be posted 2-7 days after payment is received.
The customer is responsible for any customs duties at the receivers end(international). Walnut Friends takes no responsibility for items lost in the post.

Spot clean gently with warm water

Felted goods are one of a kind. No item can be replicated exactly. Each item is unique. Felted items are made with 100% New Zealand Merino, Romney, Corriedale and Alpaca.

Payment options

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Shipping details

  • Ships from Auckland, New Zealand
  • $10.50 Standard post within NZ
    (Free with another item)
  • Rural delivery charge applies.
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