Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The crows get their feet...

and the amazing thing is that they can stand on their own. I was afraid that they would need their tails to balance themselves, but somehow their wire and cloth wrapped feet are holding them up! I tired paper mache on wire, but it wasn't working that well so I dipped the little black wool strips that I use for hooking into the glue water mixture and that did it! I did a little touch up with acrylic paint, let them dry for a day and sewed them into place. My favorite Steiff gnome, Pucki, is in the background watching the crows go by.

3 comments:

rosemary Dunaif said...

I LOVE those crows!! Now I want to make one -- but tell me - are the backs hooked also? And how do you insert the legs? Just by pushing the wire in the cloth after hooking?

art spirit said...

Rosemary...thanks! The crows are just hooked on one side and have a black wool back side. I made the feet with one long wire (19 Gauge) bent over to make both feet. I then sewed it into the opening on the bottom of the crow...sort of like a pillow with "feet"! Hope this makes sense...

Ulla said...

Mary, what a wonderful blog you have! Thanks for visiting mine... Glad you like the photos. Your work is very full of spirit and whimsy!