Sunday, 10 November 2013

Stuffed animals

Another product I'm making for the craft sale are some stuffed animals. These are made of boiled wool. This basically means that I take something that is knit with 100% wool, stick it in the washing machine in a super hot cycle and shrink the bejesus out of it. Something probably everyone's mothers told them never to do. I've been shrinking sweaters and cutting them up and making a variety of animals - elephants, alligators, giraffe/llama/brachiosaurus (depending on your own specific wants), whales, lions and rhinos. They're coming together quite nicely.