Original felted "Frolicking dolphins" hottie cover

Original felted "Frolicking dolphins" hottie cover
Original felted "Frolicking dolphins" hottie cover
Original felted "Frolicking dolphins" hottie cover
Original felted "Frolicking dolphins" hottie cover
Now you can buy a piece of art that is practical!

This hot water bottle cover is wet felted and one of a kind as an art piece. It has twp frolicking dolphins on one side that has been wet felted and finished off with needle felted shading. The back has been left plain. Being made of 100% New Zealand Merino from the South Island it is super soft to sleep with and very cuddly. The Merino wool used is extremely fine which means it doesn't feel abrasive at all against the skin, even to those sensitive to wool.

All my covers start off as a pencil sketch which I then make into a watercolour to get an idea of the colours to use and how it will look. After that the wet felting process begins to create each cover.
2 Litre HOT WATER BOTTLE INCLUDED. Meets BS safety standards. Care of bottle instructions enclosed.

Wool is awesome for so may reasons!

• Wool is naturally fire resistant and fire retardant.
• It is naturally odour resistant and antibacterial.
• It is biodegradable and very durable.
• A natural choice and healthy choice of fibre.
• We only use wool from non-mulesed sheep. It is a cruel practice and we take special care to make sure that our wool comes from sheep that are treated with love and respect.

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.

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

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). Truly Madly Fleecy 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
  • $9.00 Courier within NZ
    (Free with another item)
  • Rural delivery charge applies.
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