Spun Cotton bunnies

After, like, 30 years of adoring spun cotton figures, I finally tried making my own, inspired by the hugely talented Crystal Hanehan’s spun cotton segment on the Martha show. These Easter beasts were hand-spun onto wire armature, painted, then dressed and accessorized. They have thread whiskers.

Spun Cotton bunny with spool basket

The girl bunny is wearing a silver miniskirt with pink sash and flower, and is holding an Easter basket fashioned from a vintage thread spool, purple thread intact. The basket’s handle and fill are pipe cleaners, and the eggs inside are pink felt. She stands on a crepe paper bed of grass that has been wrapped in off-white satin ribbon. She is 8″ tall, from the tips of her ears to the bottom of her base.

Spun Cotton bunny with bird in nest

The boy bunny is wearing a blue bowtie, and is holding a nest fashioned from an acorn cap, complete with bird. He stands on a base wrapped in origami paper and grosgrain ribbon. He’s 7″ tall, from the tips of his ears to the bottom of his base.

Spun Cotton Chick in skirt

This chick sports a crepe paper and seam binding ribbon skirt, and is finished with vintage felt wings, a pink felt beak, and fuzzy chenille stem feet and legs.

Spun Cotton Chick in skirt detail

Birds-bum view.