Welcome to my felted world!

My name is Ellu Bondar and I am a textile designer and wool artist. Living in the woods in the middle of Finland. Earlier, I was professionally engaged in drawing, and since 2011 I have become enthusiastically felting wool in various ways. I love wet felting and needle felting too. In my work I combine techniques from other types of handcrafts.

I see each piece as a singular work of art. I find it satisfying to make functional items, so you can touch them in that context.

In 2010, I first became interested in painting with wool. It took me many years to find my style and own way of drawing with this material. Throughout all these years, my one and only inspiration has been nature and animals. I have spent most of my life in the forest and it is simply impossible to remain indifferent to the beauty that surrounds me.

I make my paintings with wool, water and soap. This process takes a long time. However, no matter how long it takes, it is such an exciting process. I like to feel the texture of the natural materials. When my painting is ready, it embodies exactly the story that lived inside of me. I feel that sheep’s wool, as part of nature, seems to help me create my fantasy stories.

I really love to draw with wool. Mostly because I think it’s such a magnificent natural material, which is pleasant to the touch and allows me create something beautiful at the same time. With this material, I can reveal my inner world, so warm and so soft. I also feel that wool paintings can warm the souls of people who look at them. Very often people said me that my pieces look like they’re painted on canvas. That this it’s impossible to do this with the wool. But I’m delighted with such reactions, because this is proof that there are so many miracles in this world that we do not even suspect.  They are so surprised and immediately want to come closer to make sure that it is really made of wool.

Wool is fun and Fantastic natural self-cleaning characteristic material to craft with and there is so much you can make!

My felt world keeps warmth and care of the nature. What could be more beautiful than having a piece of nature next to you, even in the city.

The themes of my paintings give a feeling of harmony, warmth and comfort. The viewer is immersed in an atmosphere of warmth and coziness, allowing a person to relax and feel freer from everyday worries.

The place and space design within the office environment or home plays an important role when thinking about the health and wellbeing of people. My felted paintings can help each of you to creat the place where you are proud to stay ang feel yourself more comfortable and peaceful.

~ ”I do my work to make your life more beautiful. I hope to inspire you by this beauty of Earth.” – Ellu Bondar

I am happy to offer you luxury felt work

I am enjoying in a process of designing and making perfect product for each one of you. I’m able to create highly detailed pet portraits from wool using your own photograph.

I will do all I can to make your shopping experience a pleasant one. Even if you live far away from me, It’s not a problem, I do worldwide shipping.

Visit my very own store

You will see all the beautiful things I can do for you!


Plastic free, compostable & sustainable packaging

I work hard to make my little business as sustainable as I can. This includes the making of my work to the packaging and the materials that I use. It is always a work in progress to improve where I can.

I do my work to make your life more beautiful!

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Dali Mwagore
Dali Mwagore
19 lokakuun, 2019 8:19 am

Hi Elaine, \I saw a very good video on felt stones and I have gone through hundreds of youtube videos trying to understand the concept, but yours was the best… Jatka lukemista »