Handcrafted Needle Felted Blue Unicorn Decoration ‘Darya’
A special blue unicorn from Wales. His name ‘Darya’ has Persian origins and can mean ‘Ocean’ or ‘Sea’.
This magical Unicorn decoration has been handmade with wool from Hermione, Hagrid and Mango the sheep. He was made by me and the sheep on our farm in North Wales with a process called needle felting. I always try to make each of my unicorn’s unique and have a theme so no two are ever the same. This guy’s theme was the ocean and sunken treasure – hence his blue and green and gold colouring and his name Darya.
Hagrid’s and Hermione’s super curly fleece was used for his mane and tail and Mango’s fleece was used to build the head and body. To create coloured wool white fleece is washed and then popped in a large bubbling pan, a little magic dye added and ‘poof’ the fleece turns into all the colours of the rainbow!
All Darya’s facial features and ears are very carefully needle felted by hand, the mane and tail are also attached by needle felting. His wooden legs are made from driftwood gathered from Criccieth and Nant Gwythern beaches and are attached with wool and a tiny amount of glue. The wire-based horn is threaded through and wrapped with wool. The horn can be gently bent to manipulate the shape. As can the tail which also contains a small wire.
This Unicorn is free-standing and looks super on a bookshelf or mantlepiece.
Darya is the most unique of the Unicorns currently on my website being blue in colour and he is actually my favourite from this particular herd. He is super special and would be a perfect gift for any unicorn lover. I like the Unicorns as alternative Christmas decorations too! Completely natural, ethical, kind to sheep and the planet.
This listing is for the exact 1 unicorn pictured in the photos. Please note in some photos he is pictured with other unicorns and stars which are not included in the price but can be bought separately.
He is presented in a simple cardboard gift box – a perfect present for someone or perhaps for yourself!
The only parts that are not wool from my flock are driftwood legs and wire within the horn and tail and the gift packaging.
This Unicorn has been made to be a decoration only. It is not intended to be a toy and will not withstand play.
Size – Unicorn – Approx 18cm length including the fluffy tail. 14cm high from horn to base of leg.
All my needle felted items are very solidly felted with carefully added details. They are crafted with a lot of love and care and not rushed so they take a surprising amount of time to make. That does not include the time spent shearing the sheep, washing the wool, carding, dyeing or spinning! They are a labour of love and all the proceeds from the sale of all my items go directly back into the flock to keep them well-fed and healthy.
Please note – This is NOT a toy. It has been created for display and decoration purposes only. It is made from small needle felted wool pieces and hairy textured wool and contains a wire within the horn and tail so could pose a hazard for babies or small children. Please do not give to children under 3 years old.
A lot of time, care and love go into all my items they are all individually made one at a time by just 1 pair of hands – from caring for and shearing the sheep, washing the wool and crafting an item to the packaging and posting – handmade in the truest sense of the word.
Any questions just send me a message.
This item will be posted with Royal Mail 2nd class (1-5 day dispatch time). If you require express postage please contact me before purchase. This item is presented in a simple attractive cardboard gift box -the cost for this and packaging has been factored into any postage cost.
Combined Postage I do combine postage on multiple items if it is not done automatically at checkout I will refund you any overcharges after checkout.
Post Packaging In an effort to be more eco-friendly most of the outer post packaging I send items in is reused aka recycled packaging that we have received parcels in ourselves or that has been gifted to me to put to good use.
OVERSEAS BUYERS will incur an extra postage charge which may vary depending on location.
RETURNS If you are unhappy with your item please contact me within 5 days of receiving it. All items must be returned in their original unused condition and buyer pays return postage.
DISCLAIMER All needle felted items are made for decoration purposes only. They are not toys. Please do not give to children under 3 years old. Patchwork Sheep and I myself take no responsibility for breakages or harm/injury caused by misuse of any item I make or sell.
If you have any problems with your order please contact me and I will do my best to help.
We keep a well-loved, high welfare flock of pet and rescue sheep on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Our sheep are a part of the family and each is known by name. All our wool and makes are vegetarian-friendly as we do not breed or sell sheep for the meat market and our sheep live out their natural lives with us. I am a full-time mum and shepherdess. In my (none existent!) free time I make things from wool from the sheep in order to sustain them.