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Why Gnomes For Your Homes?

I want to share my unique style of handmade, felted gnomes with you.

It took me years to decide to take the soft, beautiful fleece and stab at it to make it felt. Once I started making hand felted gnomes I couldn't stop.

In 2005, I moved from Gig Harbor, Washington State to Bradford, West Yorkshire to pursue a master's degree in human bones and diseases. I met the guy I was to marry and we stayed in Yorkshire.

Now I must say, felting is a strange concept when you are used to working with the softness and bounce of wool. However, felting brings all kinds of opportunities that I hadn't thought possible. For one thing, I can make and design my own fabric. I can make toys and decorations just by stabbing and rubbing the wool.

One day, I came across Teddy Bear Orphans and I fell in love with the gnomes she made. I managed to find a tutorial on making hand felted gnomes on YouTube and I tried it out on Guy Fawkes Night 2016. That was when Gnomes for your Homes was born because before I knew it, I had 30 gnomes filling my tables and shelves. And I wanted to make more. Once I started making hand felted gnomes I couldn't stop. After making so many, the gnomes had morphed into a completely unique to me and that was removed from what others were offering. I had to share them with everyone and putting up an Etsy site seemed the best thing to do.

I love every gnome I make and put a lot of thought into their making. I make each one individually and work on it until it's finished before starting the next. I love doing the custom gnomes. They bring me such joy because I am trying to make an inspiration into an actualization. And it's so nice to collaborate with what other people are imagining and bringing it out in a hand felted gnome.

I LOVE making custom orders.  I must admit, that most people have a gnome inside waiting to be realised into a felted representation.  I have managed to deliver a great many custom gnomes to customers willing to let me in their creative heads.  It is great fun to collaborate with people from around the world to create a gnome.  I constantly keep the customer updated on my progress with pictures and detailed communication.  I will make as many gnomes as needed to get the perfect tomte for you.  I have written a little guide about how to order a custom gnome.  

 

Please have a look at my shop to see if I have a gnome for you.  If I don't, I know I can make one.

 

 

 

The Birth of A Gnome

Birth of a Gnome In One Minute

At Gnomes For Your Homes, I sell hand felted gnomes (or tomten) that would be perfect to sit on your shelf all year round. Each gnome has been hand felted, inside and out, starting with a wool base. I add white or hand-dyed Wensleydale locks for his beard before adding a flesh-coloured Merino nose and cheeks. More locks are added to make bushy, wild hair. The pièce de résistance is the tall hat that I felt using hand-carded and blended mixed fibres (such as merino, tussah silk, baby llama, Raimie, Bamboo, Banana, Linen, Firestar and Angelina (sparkly) fibres.  In the end, He gets feet and a wood disk so he can stand. Voila, all done. Each gnome is inspired by colours and textures that I come across in my life. They are all very special.

Blending the Fibres for the hat.

 
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The item was selected and sent direct to Sweden.

The service received at all times by Jessika was excellent. Even kindly customising my order for a specific occasion.
The feedback on the gift was extremely good. Great quality and look, and is now proudly displayed.
I would highly recommend Jessika and her products.

Thank you!

Dan, Autumn gnome Owner

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What can I say . So nice to work with, willing to do extra work to make extra special meaning for us. Quality item quick delivery, love it!!

Kristin- Adopted Bryan, Gnomes For Your Homes collector

Great to work with, I was involved in color choices and sent pics of work in progress!

Barbara, Custom Gnome Owner

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Just love the the tomte. He fits in perfectly in my home and is a real bright spot. Great communication and fast shipping.

Melissa, Custom Gnome Owner and Gnomes For Your Homes collector

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Ember

She is such a cute little witch! Very adorable!! Her colors are great and her jaunty witch hat is perfect! Can’t wait to gather all of my witches together! Thank you! BOOOOO! 👻

Brenda, Adopted Ember, Gnomes For Your Homes collector

36 Rosebery Ave, Shipley BD18 2JZ United Kingdom

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