These newborn leaf mats are unique accessories for baby photography. They are made by hand of superfine merino wool with a bit of natural silk fibers. It makes them durable and allergen free. Texture of wool and silk is just beautiful and will make every picture look magical. You can use these leaves in your studio or during outdoor shoots. They are perfect as natural mats or blankets for newborns, but you can also use them as backgrounds for objects photography or as unique woodland photography backdroops.
On this auction you can choose amongst three leaf types (simple leaf, maple leaf and oak leaf) and four popular colors (spring green, green, yellow and rust). The leaf you choose can be bought in one of three sizes. As these are handmade leaves, there are no two alike (they vary slightly in size and shape). Buying many pieces gives you the ability to create beautiful fall and summer scenes. Dimensions of leaves are as follows:
small: 25×15 cm (9.8×5.9 in)
medium: 50×25 cm (19.7×9.8 in)
large: 90×45 cm (35.4×17.7 in)
small: 25×20 cm (9.8×7.9 in)
medium: 50×40 cm (19.7×15.7 in)
large: 90×72 cm (35.4×28.3 in)
small: 25×16 cm (9.8×6.3 in)
medium: 50×27 cm (19.7×10.6 in)
large: 90×48 cm (35.4×18.9 in)
Other shapes, colors and sizes are possible. If you need any customization, please, let me know before you place your order. If you want to order many props for your studio, you can contact me for a discount.
Newborn leaf mats safety note
These leaves contain long fibers and are for photographic purposes only. Do not leave newborns alone with them and make sure they do not put them into their mouths.
How to care about felted handicraftMerino does not need to be washed as often as other types of wool. However, you may want to refresh it from time to time. Felted accessories and jewelry keep their colors and shape if hand washed gently in warm water. Here is a detailed instruction on how to care about them (we enclose it in every shipment as well):
- Wash your felt handicraft manually at about 30 Celsjus degrees using washing agents for wool.
- Dip them gently, but do not rub - otherwise they may shrink or deform.
- After washing, rinse your felt item with water of the same temperature, preferably with a rinsing liquid for wool.
- Do not wring or twist felt - remove the excess water with your hands using a towel.
- Spread out washed accessories on a towel to let them dry.
- If necessary iron your felt item using 'wool' mode or applying a low temperature.
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All our products are made by hands out of natural and high quality materials. It makes them soft, ecological and skin friendly. Accessories and jewelry available in our store are designed to follow your dreams. We make them in different styles, colors and sizes, allowing you to choose your own way in fashion.
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They are bast fibers collected from the phloem or inner-bark of flax plants. Although linen fibers are thicker than silk ones, they look amazing on felted background.
It is pretty similar to wet felting but makes the item more lightweight. You can nuno felt with silk, linen or other fabric with open weave – just remember to make a mess!
Wool yarn – if shaggy enough – can be interweaved with merino fibers. Since it fits in perfectly with felt, it is one of our most favourite decorations.
Needle felting is the most laborious and the most precise way of making felt. It is perfect whenever you work on a detail and want to control wool down to the smallest fiber.