This striking male cardinal, with the typical tuft on its head, is needle felted with soft merino wool and silk. The glass eyes and handcrafted beak finish off this wool sculpture perfectly. The softest of wool is used, and the rich red colour of the wool will remind you of this fascinating bird - a bright spot of colour for your desk, bookcase or windowsill.
Size: 5.5" - 6" from beak to tail tip, 3.5" tall at head. Each one is handmade and therefore slightly different. The birds are designed and made for ornamental 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.