25 June 2008

Kokeshi Gallery

Beth over at Red Yarn is hosting a Kokeshi Gallery Show this week. A few weeks back she invited people to send her photos of handmade, painted, crafted kokeshi (you know the cute Japanese dolls) and she would host a gallery on her blog for a week. Well it started today and my little felted kokeshi, Azmai, is there. Go check out all the cute kokeshi!



I needle felted the head and body of my kokeshi, and added hair also using needle felting, embroidered her face, made her a kimono and obi from the beautiful wool felt I received from Beth, named her Azami (Japanese for thistle flower - and she is a Scottish Kokeshi after all) and then photographed her and sent the pictures to Beth. I think I will be making another soon!



15 comments:

Ravenhill said...

what a sweet kokeshi doll! I love her felted details and her hair ornament! Well done....
~Emily

Eva said...

she's so cute! a very nice use of that beautiful felt
xx
eva

Bethany Hissong said...

This is definitely a favorite in the show!! I think you should make another :) Thanks SO much for participating!!!

Jason said...

This one is one of my favorites over at RED yarn. Are you going to make some more?

jojo-caramel said...

Aaaah ! Here she is ! She is so sweet ! You work felt marvellously !!!
So precious !

Jade said...

I heart kokeshi dolls! Very sweet. Nice work Di!

Louise said...

good job, you're a demon with a needle :)

Tangara said...

I love her name! xx

littlegreen said...

oh how beautiful! love her!!

Kate said...

She is perfect!

Manoute said...

She is really cute!

mariannealice said...

Just so beautiful! She is so appealing...well done!

taimarie said...

Oh, she is so sweet! Beautiful work.

Heidi said...

Adorable! I will be on the hunt for Asian dolls soon (though not so Japanese) for my Chinese daughter and Vietnamese son.

ingrid said...

She's adorable! Wow!