Jun 4, 2007

Matrioshka

I did this matrioshka with 6 dolls with the embellisher.

I felted all the pieces out of wool roving. This is one of the things you don't want to do with this machine... I broke about 7 needles and I ought to have done it with the traditional felting method, I mean wet! It was a good experience though...

The felt is quite stable. For the biggest doll (15") -the smallest is 2"- I used a piece of Thermolan as a base (which did the whole thing even thicker and caused the needle breakage, but this was because I also used many layers of wool...).

I'm happy with the end result. They can stand (if no wind) and children love them (I won't let them play with them though....)













18 comments:

  1. i like the way you have adapted the nesting method into a fiber interpretation. very clever.

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  2. what an original idea. But simple. & beautiful!
    -Jennifer

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  3. These are fabulous. Love them.

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  4. Sara, they're great! I love them.

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  5. They are so wonderful! What a lovely idea! I love these diolls!

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  6. Sara, these are just delightful!

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  7. I'm absolutely blown over by these Sarafantastic.

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  8. i'm happy when you are happy too with the things i do! this world needs smiles, colors and nice people!!

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  9. Oh Sara, these are beyond fantastic!

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  10. Sara, these are my absolute favourite!!!! I love them so much - you are a marvel!

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  11. I agree with Dianne, they are absolutely delightful and those colours you have chosen together send me drooling.

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  12. thank you mann, dianne and margaret,
    i'm experimenting with colors because my favorite ones are more natural ones, subdued and earthy...

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  13. No matter if naturel or colorfull your work is allways beautiful. I love these little figures.

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  14. it's true. these are unbelievably special. so sweet, too, in their expressions.

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  15. Oh these are so wonderful, they put a smile on my face this morning

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  16. These are so dear - I just love the faces and the stitching!

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  17. They are simply beautiful!

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