Friday, November 12, 2010

A nod to the art of Spun Cotton Vintage Ornaments....

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I recently learned how to make spun cotton ornaments and now I am addicted to created all kinds of these cute figures....I love this art....If you have collected these over the years you will know what I mean when I say it can be addicting....

Over 150 years ago in Germany cottage industries produced handmade ornaments spun from cotton. Each was unique. Later, the craft expanded to Occupied Japan and Russia. Today these ornaments are highly prized and collectible but little information is available about how they were made.

When I first learned this...I couldn't believe how hard it was to get the spun cotton to work with each doll....as I try more of these I am mastering this wonderful way to create some really cool keepsakes...I am creating these for a few local shops and I am also adding some to my Etsy shop...Imagine all the ideas you can come up with .... I have so many ideas for these cotton spun pieces....and I love adding some vintage papers and vintage faces to the mix.....

I just love thinking about all the people back then that felt the need and had the inspiration to create....it just makes me smile!!!!

Happy Friday!!!

5 comments:

Sophia said...

I've not heard of this but you did a great job. Is there anything you CAN'T do? :D tee hee

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Oh these are such sweet little girls ~ you are so talented at all you create.

Happy weekend,
Hugs
Carolyn

Deb said...

That is really cool! I know you had fun with your new creations! I always love trying new things. Love your blog and your Etsy Shops!

Diana Evans said...

Oh it is so much fun Sophia!! Thanks for the sweet words!

Thanks Carolyn...you should try making these...very fun and different.


Thank you Deb!!! These are fun to create...and thanks for the kind words!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

These are TOO cute!!!!!!

 
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