This little project was just for fun. My friend over at WhollyPiecemeal gave me this kit:
Notice you have to be over 3 years old and that it comes with three colors of paint and a plastic brush. Well, I’m over three so that’s covered and the paint and the brush went straight to the trash. Read more
I took a little break from finishing up the latest book, Let’s Crochet! and did something completely different. This is a little gnome doll made with a wire armature body and wool felt clothing. He posed in my potted plant
and then had to take a stroll in the garden.
The inspiration was a book called The Gnome Craft Book” by Thomas and Petra Berger. I found it at my local library and thought it looked interesting. Turns out it was first published in Dutch and translated into English. That explains a lot.
It’s not like the craft books we’re accustomed to. There are lots of techniques and the authors assume that readers know how to do quite a few different things from knitting and embroidery to simple wood carving and wire work. Even the little fellow here would have been quite difficult if I hadn’t already known how to make wire armature dolls and had the proper tools.
The dolls eventually suggest their names but he doesn’t have one yet. Any suggestions?