I've been thinking for awhile now of making these fun stuffed turnips from a design in Maggie Bonanomi's Book "Another Place and Time". I made mine from a piece of wool that has been marbleized and felted. The leaves are wired and made from wool and a green cotton canvas.
Between dye pots of wool simmering
and trying to stay warm on this chilly first day of May,
I thought back to
the year the little neighbor girls left a May basket of fresh picked violets on our front door.
Those little girls are all grown and living in other areas now.
The color of this turnip kind of reminds me of those violets.
Memories and turnips! I guess you never know when or where they'll turn up!
And the wool turnip? It's making itself useful as a curtain tie-back in the studio!
Thanks Maggie B. for the inspiration!
I have her book available for purchase here in my studio!
Please email or call before you "turnip"!