Nålefilting / Needlefelting
For your loved ones who have earned a spot on the Nice List this year, a charming gift constitutes the perfect reward. This cute pair -- an incredibly soft penguin and polar bear -- are made by needle-felting. The technique involves sculpting shapes from unspun wool called roving, by manipulating the fibers with a special needle until they interlock and become dense. An experienced crafter can make one of the creatures in about an hour.