The Atlantic Puffin can be found in large colonies, nesting on the cliffs of the east coast of Canada. This wool sculpture of this distinctive bird is needle felted with soft merino wool and silk, and the handcrafted beak finishes off this wool sculpture perfectly. The wool work, particularly around the glass eyes,on this fellow creates a delightful replica of the Atlantic Puffin - a wonderful gift for any bird lover, or east coast fan.
Size: 5" from beak to tail tip, 3" tall at head. Each one is handmade and therefore slightly different. The birds are designed and made for decor purposes and are not meant as toys for small children.
The Artist/Designer: Lois McDonald-Layden, currently living in New Brunswick, was born and raised in a very small fishing village in Northern Newfoundland. A horticulturist by trade, she is now a full-time felt artist and owns a thriving felted art/home decor business. She also teaches felting at workshops. An army wife and mother of three, Lois has lived all over Canada. Her work is inspired “by this gorgeous country and [her felted wool paintings] include lots of moons, sunsets, trees, wildflowers, northern lights, and the ocean”. Needle felting, the process of binding wool fibres together by jabbing repeatedly with special barbed felting needles, allows Lois to sculpt and paint with wool. Her birds are sold across Canada and her felted wool paintings are in private collections around the world. Lois is proud to be a member of The Fibre Arts Network and a juried member of Craft NB.