This week I’ve been making and listing some more of my pear ornaments, including some new colours. These make beautiful decorations for autumn and winter, either on a twig tree or a Christmas tree.
My pear ornaments range began with this beautiful classic pear green colour, that stands out wonderfully against the dark foliage of a Christmas tree or wreath.
All my seasonal ornaments are as eco-friendly as I can make them. These pears are made in a combination of bamboo, organic cotton and wool yarn, and are stuffed with 100% natural British wool. I avoid the use of non-organic cotton as current cotton production methods are environmentally unsustainable. Locally-sourced wool is a sustainable, annually-renewable resource.
This golden version – it’s a lovely ‘old gold’ shade – has also been very popular:
The new garnet version is made in a hand-dyed bamboo yarn which has a natural sheen and subtle variations in shade throughout. This yarn is hand-dyed and balled by women in an economically deprived region of South Africa, providing much-needed employment and empowerment.
Mix and match these pears with other decorations from my full range of handmade seasonal ornaments.
Wouldn’t the gold and ruby/garnet versions make lovely wedding anniversary gifts too?
I also make mini pear ornaments – perfect if you have a smaller tree:
How about making your own pear ornaments using my pear crochet pattern? This is one of my range of matching crochet fruit patterns.