Spun cotton witches, a cat, and acorn-pumpkins

The spun cotton witches and acorn pumpkins are done! These witches (and one cat) were each made by spinning cotton around a wire armature. The witches were painted, then clothed in vintage cotton fabric, and wool felt hats.

Spun cotton witch with acorn-cap pumpkin bucket

 

This lady’s hat has a spider made from seed beads and thread. She has flowing orange wool yarn hair, and a pumpkin purse made from a natural acorn cap that has been hand-painted and fitted with an wire handle. She is about 5 1/2′ tall.

Spun cotton witch with acorn-cap pumpkin bucket

 

This witch is an ornament, and hangs from a silver string. Her hat features a ghost made from wool felt and seed bead eyes and mouth. She is about 5 1/2′ tall.

Spun cotton witch with acorn-cap pumpkin bucket

 

This witch’s hat has a wool felt bat. She is about 5 1/2′ tall.

 

Spun cotton cat with acorn-pumpkin

 

This spun cotton cat sits on a moss-covered birch base, next to an acorn painted to look like a jack-o-lantern. The stem is wire-covered with floral tape. He is about 3″ tall.

 

Acorn-pumpkins and an acorn-cap bucket on vintage thread spools

Here are a few more pumpkins and a pumpkin purse/bucket, made from natural acorns and a cap, and painted to look like pumpkins.

Some of these one-of-a-kind pieces are available on my etsy page.

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