I'm Maria Filipe Castro a Toy Designer from Portugal. I create deliciously cute and one of a kind Art Toys in my favorite medium: wool felt! I started out by crafting with textile materials after I left Fine Arts college. Later my textile experiments evolved into creating sculptural pieces that were hybrids between jewellery and plushes. In 2012 I've discovered wool felt and the needle felting technique. The three dimensional possibilities of this material ( a bunch of super thin fibers ), excited my senses in a way that I've started felting and never looked back! In 2014 my first Toy was created, and since then under the name "droolwool" I've been designing and making food and nature inspired characters, hoping to spread smiles all over the world!
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by DroolWool.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that DroolWool has lent her design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- "Good Morning with OJ" for Play with your Food, 2019
- Piece(s) for Gift Wrapped, 2018
- "Popsicle Bear" & "Snowy Cloud" for Gift Wrapped, 2017