27 June 2007
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
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'
Inspired by the original illustration, my Queen orders, "Off with her
From 'Through the Looking-Glass', Walrus
The Duchess, "Speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he
The Mad Hatter, "I see what I eat" is the same as "I eat what I
White Queen, "Can you do dividsion? Divide a loaf by a knife - what's the
answer to that?"
Red Queen, "Where are you going? Look up. Speak nicely, and don't twiddle
your fingers all the time."
"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."
"The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, came whiffling through the tulgey
wood, and burbled as it came!"
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."