Hand-made Animals Made from Recycled Vintage Fabric

Elephant (Fabric: felt and wool stuffed w/cashmere and sewn in place to avoid shifting)

Elephant (Fabric: felt and wool stuffed w/cashmere and sewn in place to avoid shifting)

Making stuffed animals is my latest adventure. I used vintaged fabric (made in the USA, Europe, & Japan) that was stored in my mother’s chest, a mate to a lost glove, a shrunken sweater, felt, a worn denim jacket… The animals traveled to Germany with my sister to be given as gifts for Christmas. I was asked to create eight more to be exhibited in an art show Spring 2014.

Elephant (rear)

Fabric: broad-cloth, felt, faux-fur, poly-cotton embroidery thread. Bag is interfaced and lined to give body.

Fabric: broad-cloth, felt, faux-fur, poly cotton embroidery thread.
Bag is interfaced and lined to give body.

Rabbit (fabric:  broad-cloth, felt, cotton, wool yarn, velvet, faux-fur stuffed w/ cashmere sewn in place to avoid shifting)

Rabbit (fabric: broad-cloth, felt, cotton, wool yarn, velvet, faux-fur stuffed w/ cashmere sewn in place to avoid shifting)

Turtle (fabric: women glove, felt, broad-cloth, velvet stuffed w/wool sewed in place to avid shifting)

Turtle (fabric: women glove, felt, broad-cloth, velvet stuffed w/wool sewed in place to avid shifting)

Turtle (rear)

Turtle (rear)

Owl

Fabric:broad-cloth, faux-fur, felt stuffed w/ cashmere sewn in place to avoid shifting.

Dog (fabric: velvet, felt, wool, denim stuffed w/ cashmere stitched in place to avoid shifting)

Dog (fabric: velvet, felt, wool, denim stuffed w/ cashmere stitched in place to avoid shifting). Cat (faux-fur, velvet, felt-stuffed w/ cashmere stitched in place to avoid shifting.

Velvet dog and felt cat (rear)

Velvet dog and felt cat (rear)

 

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