These two are made from sweaters with classic knit patterns- the first one with a Nordic black and white pattern-
the second with a dark grey cable.
And then with the scraps of all the other wools to bring them to life.
This face has an angora/wool blend hood (so soft for petting!) and woven wool ears-
And the other face has a woven wool tweedy herringbone hood and wool knit ears.
Side view- I tried a bit of embroidery decoration on these angora wings-
I just love how they have such different personalities!
Cashmere and wool knits, and woven textures-
Playing with my variegated threads-
I’m back at home and my to-do list is long! I have to catch up posting all the dolls I finished before the show. The last owl was a snowy owl. And, btw, all the owls found new homes!
The Smithsonian Craft Show was amazing! It was such an honor to be part of this event. Here is a photo looking down on my booth from the 2nd floor.
And here is a front view from the first day of the show.
By Sunday, my booth was looking a lot different. I am learning that the tattooed people are not big sellers at the fine craft shows but everything else was popular. I was filling the spaces with whatever I could. I am going to have to get busy to fill my inventory and shop again. I am lucky to have that “problem”!
They have matching hoods and wings with other fabrics mixed in.
Two more cuties!
Any time I’m using beige and brown, the fabrics are probably something my Mom bought.
Now, lots of owls.
It never ceases to amaze me that I cut these all out using the same template and yet, when I stuff them up, it is always a surprise to see how they come out! Tall, short, chubby, slim.
2 more snowies.
One from today and one from yesterday, sitting in the chair.
Well first, Happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating! And now some snowy owls or maybe I should call them owls with no ears…
Both of these owls are incredibly soft, made with cashmere, angora, and alpaca, and I am sure some wool too.
This one has eye brows.
And this one isn’t terribly snowy at all!
Here are his/her grey and white striped wings-
Three owl-y friends, hanging out on the porch. Hurray for Spring!