is an original piece created for the Hoffman
Challenge 2004 and she traveled with the exhibit. The challenge fabric was a
garishly bright butterfly fabric, so this was the theme that was brought forth
throughout the design.
She is a 12" fairy seated on her own swing
suspended from a wire hoop. She has needle
sculpted and painted features, and fabric
eyelids. Her upper body, articulated hands, feet
and head are from velour and the lower body,
legs and arms are from contrasting cotton
fabric. Her fringed skirt and wings are from the
Hoffman Challenge fabric. FLUTTERBY is
exquisitely detailed with hand dyed lace and
crochet pieces, silk flowers and ribbon, trims
and beaded here and there for accent. Her tiny
fingernails and toenails are painted red, and
her wings are fabric wrapped and shaped wire.
The whole piece, which is permanently mounted on
a wood base, is 17"
available in the