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27 June 2007

Book People

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS I have been  working on a new series of 'Book People', starting with characters from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', which were first exhibited at 20066 Knitting and Stitching Shows in Birmingham, London, and Harrogate. See Exhibitions page.

Alice in Wonderland characters

I have used old wine bottles as foundations for these figures, and have built them up with seamless felting techniques and dry needle-felting modelling. Each one features a quotation , associated with the character, from the books of either 'Alice in Wonderland' or 'Through the Looking-Glass'

Queen of Hearts, original illustration Inspired by the original illustration, my Queen orders, "Off with her head". Queen of Hearts

Walrus and carpenter, original illustrations From 'Through the Looking-Glass', Walrus walrus and Carpenter Carpenter

Duchess, original illustration The Duchess, "Speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he sneezes" Duchess and baby

Mad Hatter, original illustration The Mad Hatter, "I see what I eat" is the same as "I eat what I see." hatter

Red and White Queens, original White Queen, "Can you do dividsion? Divide a loaf by a knife - what's the answer to that?" Red and White Queens Red Queen, "Where are you going? Look up. Speak nicely, and don't twiddle your fingers all the time."

Cheshire Cat, original.jpg (210474 bytes) "Well then," the Cat went on, "you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I am mad." Cheshire Cat

Jabberwocky, original "The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, came whiffling through the tulgey wood, and burbled as it came!" Jabberwock Jabberwock detail


White Knight original.jpg (523112 bytes) The White Knight, "I'll tell thee everything I can: There's little to relate. I saw an aged man, A-sitting on a gate." White Knight