Felt Beans, Peas and Asparagus by Papoose. Length 12.5cm
These handmade felt vegetables are the perfect items for any child's grocery store, market, restaurant or garden as they use their imagination to role play.
Founded in 1991 by Australian Renske Carbone, Papoose Toys and Creative Wood Company under the umbrella of Colours of Australia produce natural toys and loose parts for open-ended creative play. Working with natural materials, production takes place in small communities in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Pure wool felt toys and loose parts are made by hand at fairly traded rates of pay. The Creative Wood Company products are made primarily using waste from the furniture industry with wood supplied exclusively from wood traders meeting the SVLK Timber Legality Verification.
Papoose Felt Care Instructions: Papoose Felt is made from pure 100% wool and therefore cleaned similarly to wool.
For liquid spills: Wool is naturally water repellent and if spills are dealt with immediately the wool won’t absorb much liquid. How to clean: Dab liquid up with damp cloth, repeat with clean damp cloth, let article dry.
For dust and other dirt: Due to the scales of the wool structure dust is trapped in the outer layers of the wool and can therefore easily be cleaned. How to clean:* If the article is large and flat it can be vacuumed. * If the article is smaller and soiled gently hand wash it in lukewarm water using wool soap. Dry away from direct sunlight. Do not agitate the article too much during washing as it will promote further felting.
DO NOT soak, machine wash or put anything in the drier. This will further felt the article and it will shrink and distort the item.
NOTE: Stuffed toys will take a longer time to dry so make sure the items are fully dry before using them again. It is advised that they be surface cleaned rather than immersed completely in water.
Some wool facts: Wools is natural and renewable as it grows on sheep. Wool is flame retardant up to 600 degrees C. Wool is biodegradable and can be used as fertilizer due to its high nitrogen content. Wool is non-allergenic and does not promote the growth of bacteria.
The Creative Wood Company wood care instructions: We aim to have the least amount of non-natural finish on our products. Wood is a natural material and will dry out over time. We mainly use food safe oil to bring out the colour in the wood, if your article starts to look like it needs some care it can simply be re-oiled. Coconut oil can be used or try a hardware for a food safe oil.