Body parts waiting to be stuffed.
A stuffed leg
The attachment for the balancing pole
The body is stuffed and sewn together
After needle sculpting, the head is covered in a final layer of skin fabric. A mini iron helps to define the features.
The fabric is cut away to reveal the painted eyes
Sewing on the back of the head
Fabrics are hand dyed for the costume
The collar has three layers
Trims are added to the collar and the head is attached
Trims are also added to the shoes
The hat is made in two parts: the brim and the crown. They are both needle felted and wet felted.
Shaping the brim on the head
Trim is added to the hat
The wooden base has a layer of suede on which are printed words such as home, family, work, etc.: things we hope to balance in our busy lives.
The finished figure