Monday, 31 October 2011

Hawthorn - Contemporary Arts And Crafts - Blandford Dorset

Hawthorn is a Contemporary Craft Gallery and Haberdashery in the beautiful Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, Dorset.
Established in 2010 by Stephanie Carswell Hawthorn offers a hand picked selection of work by Britain's best contemporary designer-makers from one-off pieces of jewellery to beautiful artworks, ceramics and textiles. We aim to support local makers as far as possible and you'll find many pieces made within Dorset and the West Country.
In our second room you will find our eclectic and fun Haberdashery full of buttons, ribbon, felt and our special vintage collections.
Click on the link above to visit their website.
Needle Felted Dodo - Fortescue (Made to Order)
Fortescue is a needle felted Dodo made from Merino and Shetland wool. He's weighted to make his odd shape stand up properly. He's an inquisitive fellow probably wondering where all the other Dodos are...! Fortescue is made to order and will take approximately 3-4 weeks to make (a bit longer than my smaller pieces). NB. The pictures are not of the actual Dodo you will receive but he will be very similar. Due to the nature of needle felting each piece is unique. Fortescue stands approximately 25cm tall and about 20cm long. He will be carefully packaged for safe travel to anywhere in the world.

I will send you a message when he is finished so you can know when to expect him.

All of my animals and creatures are named after people and places that mean something to me. Fortescue is the name of a street I lived on whilst at University and reminds me of quirky and fun times, a lot like this particular Dodo!

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