I am often contacted by visitors who would like to buy dolls they have seen in the picture galleries. But all of these dolls have been made as part of projects or have been pre-ordered a long time before they were made. Due to lack of time I only make a very limited number of dolls each year, but I have decided to make some of these dolls available on Feltmaking.com as “Doll of the month”.
Doll of the month this February is not only one doll but three. Most important is the biggest cat and then there is a kitten and at last there is a mouse.
The most important to say about this group is that the cats are made with an “opposite technique”, which means that I get the idea to make the cat from pieces of wool that already felted on the sheep. When I look at those pieces and move them around then I catch an idea of how this cat could look. It can sit or lie and it can lie more or less flat. When I know, I needle a basic shape for the body and put it inside the wool piece and needle the cat in shape by needling the wool piece around the basic body. At last I needle the face on at the surface with pieces of wool from the felted piece so I have the same color. At last the cat get whiskers made with hair from a horsetail.
The kitten is made the same way while the mouse is just needled with ordinary carded wool.
The big cat is 16 cm high
The whole group costs $ 275. This includes shipping. Only the one dolls is available so if you click on the “Buy Now”-link and the dolls has already been sold you will get an error message. Click below if you would like to buy the doll. You will be taken to the website of PayPal where you can pay by credit card (you don’t need a PayPal-account).