Violet Child

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


These bunnies are made from upcycled sweaters -- either cashmere or angora.  The sweaters are washed in hot water in the washing machine causing the fibers to catch onto each other (felting).  The sweaters are then dryed in the dryer.  I cut off all parts of the sweater which will not be used and then the fabric is ready (no fraying).  I also use this method with my dollmaking.  The bunnies are stuffed with wool and lavender.  Just at the top of the photo you can see "baby carrots" which are made of wool felt.  The green mohair is needle-felted into the head.