The Kokeshi is a traditional Japanese doll. Carved from wood by skilled artists, the kokeshi is thought to have spiritual significance representing the wish for a healthy child. This design by Jenny McWhinney captures the innocence and simplicity of the kokeshi in vibrant coloured wools.
What makes design so unique is that it incorporates the skill of wool felting to create the crisp white faces & rosey cheeks of the dolls, & the delicate cherry blossoms by their feet.
‘Kokeshi’ is a modern take on traditional oriental imagery, & is sure to be a well loved addition to any girl’s bedroom – from young to teens!
– All threads,
– Felting wools,
– Fine wool blanketing (Ivory)
– Turquoise edging,
– Pink & white butterfly fabric,
– Dark pink fabric,
– Transfer materials,
– & images to complete the design.
Jenny’s sample, as shown in the images, pictures the design made into a fabulous bolster cushion in blues, pinks and a hint of turquoise. This kit includes all assmbly fabrics & instructions, but does not include the cushion insert or cording.
* Please note: To complete the felting technique in this project, you will need a stiff felting brush and a felting pen. These are available separately in the store.