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”.
This month the doll is a little nature-boy with wild hair and even two thin plaits on the back of the neck.
The inspiration for this little being came from some wonderful carded fleece I had, that looked exactly like the surface of a tree-trunk or something else from the nature.
The boy is made with my technique for dolls, where I first needle-felt all the parts of the body and then needle them together to the position I want -and then give the surface some extra forms to give the doll its special character.
The more I worked with the boy the more I got this feeling of a being that was meant to be in the nature. His hair is a pre-felted piece, that I had kept for a long time and now it was perfect for the little nature-boy.
When he was nearly finished my good friend came with a ring, she had found on the street and when I put it on the arm of the little boy, it was perfect for him. It made him look even more alive. When I went out in the nature to take photos of him, I found out that he was perfect for climbing in the trees. When I placed him at a branch, then he looks exactly like he is climbing the tree and he does not fall down because his woolen surface holds itself to the branch. I nearly could not stop taking photos because it was like telling a story about this little boy.
He is 20 cm high.
The price of the doll is $ 135. This includes shipping. Only the one doll is available so if you click on the “Buy Now”-link and the doll 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).