I like to call the materials I use for many of my woolly pieces, Rescued Fabrics. All these owls are (and will be because more coming soon) examples of this. This brown owl has cashmere wings that are made from a poncho that my Mom made me somewhere around 1968. I loved it. It had beautiful buttons. I wore it a lot and I could never bear to throw it out. Finally admitting that no one I knew would ever wear it again, it has been added to my fabric collection.
The face piece is a wool knit from my Mom’s stash. It is cut from a scrap that she saved. I would guess from the 80’s? And the ears are made of a thrifted wool sweater scrap.
The brown herringbone body is from yardage dropped off by a friend who was cleaning out her stash. Perfect for one of my owls!
Lots of stories and memories associated with the fabrics and now they have a new life!