For this month's safari-inspired collection, we're expanding our felt menagerie with a truly magnificent creature—the African elephant! Known for their intelligence, gentle nature, and impressive size, these giants of the savanna make a much-needed addition to your summer project to-do list.

Elephant in the Room

While we already have an elephant in our lineup, this new design offers more detail and is easier to make due to its larger size. Our Felt African Elephant is the perfect project for those looking to step up their crafting game without feeling overwhelmed. Simple embroidery stitches help bring this sweet pachyderm to life, giving our embroidery newbies a safe place to practice. Plus, there's something incredibly soothing about creating something beautiful with your hands – a mindful escape after a busy day.

Oh, and here's a tip: when stitching your felt pieces together, a touch of tacky glue along the inner seams can be a lifesaver. It prevents those pesky stitches from pulling loose, especially when you get to the stuffing stage.

Although the elephant is indigenous to only two continents, it is nevertheless an important symbol to many different cultures. In Africa, the elephant is revered for its wisdom and strength, while in India, it symbolizes good luck and prosperity.

Our Felt African Elephant is crafted from a beautiful heathered gray felt, giving it a realistic yet whimsical look. With its black eyes, playful trunk, and bright white tusks, this little elephant is more than ready for a jungle adventure or two.

We're eager to see your Felt African Elephant come to life! Share your photos with our crafters' community or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. Your unique creations and personal touches make each project special, and we're excited to see your unique vision.