A Kiwi comedian has recently sold his felt hat, featuring the Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and the Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield, to the Auckland Museum.
Chris Parker shared his newfound felting journey through his Instagram stories over the lockdown, and on Monday, he revealed his felt hat was going to be displayed at the Auckland Museum.
Over lockdown, Parker started making felt creatures out of needle and wool, using felt kits from his local craft store.
"Honestly you kind of like, stab the wool for a long time until it begins to sort of shape and mould into the thing that you want," he said on his Instagram story.
"I just find it very methodical and easy, and I like that there's an outcome at the end."
His felt creations included Jacinda Adern and Ashley Bloomfield, his apparent 'heroes' during the lockdown.
He also made a hedgehog wearing a hat, a Yorkshire terrier and a bunny in a shoe.
These creations were all sewn onto a hat, which he boxed up today and took to the Auckland museum.
"There's been kind of a surprising amount of interest in the hat and a couple of people wanting to buy it off me," he said.
"The place that I decided to give it was just the place that contacted me first, and I felt like that was the fairest way to deal with it, he added, "And also, I just want it out of my hands to be honest, it was getting too stressful.
"We're gonna freeze it so that there's no germs in it," he explained, "because I'm filthy and then that won't contaminate the rest of the museum."
Parker says the cash that he received from the Auckland Museum will be donated to charity.