Mariposa - the inspiration for this mini felt sculpture, is butterfly in Spanish. It is also the home in which I grew up, in the rolling foothills approaching Yosemite National Park. Sadly, you don't see as many majestic Monarchs there as in the past, but it is still one of the most beautiful places I know come Spring and the blush of wildflowers.
Mariposa has been hand-crafted using 100% wool felt. Each piece has been hand-cut and stitched, making this butterfly as unique and without duplicate as it's fluttering inspiration.
Backing this wearable art-work is a 1 inch bar pin, securely stitched to the fourth layer of felt. Nearly life-sized, Mariposa is 3 inches across with wings fully extended, and about 1.5 inches tall.