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Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette
Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips Hair Bow - Alder & Alouette

Plant Dyed Felted Wool Bows on Hair Clips

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DESCRIPTION 

This 100% wool felt is hand-dyed with foraged and farmed materials and handmade into bows on hair clip barrettes

The felt for these children’s bows are wet felted wool from Navajo Churro sheep living on a small 8 acre California farm outside of San Diego. The sheep share the farm with another small group of Suri alpaca. Both are adapted to the hot, dry climate of the area and do exceptionally well in that environment. 

The textile artist who created these for us used the wool she sheared from her own small flock of sheep to create the felt, which she dyed using foraged native plant parts.

The yellow bow was dyed using California Sage Shrub (Artemesia california), a native shrub in her region of Southern California. The darker brownish-pink bow was dyed using California avocado skins and pits. The dark brown bow was dyed using a native California mushroom called Pisolithus tinctorius, and the lighter pink and darker pink/maroon bows were dyed using cochineal, an insect that lives on cactus in the Southern California, Mexico and parts of South America. 

Following this, she hand cut, folded and sewed the bows to the barrette so as not to untie.

We love that these are from a small farm using environmentally sound practices and that we are supporting her small business. And, they look adorable in children’s hair.

The bows are also 100% biodegradable at their end of life. 

DETAILS

  • 100% Navajo Churro Sheep’s wool
  • Hand-felted
  • Hand-dyed using foraged native plants
  • Woman-owned and run small business