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The Easter Rabbit

This Easter bunny is a special commission.
He has been created from Schulte synthetic fabrics with mini bear fabric and ultrasuede ears. He has been firmly stuffed with polyfil and a bag of plastic pellets nestles in his tummy for added weight.  He is fully jointed and has wire armature in his arms and legs for poseability.  His feet are weighted with steel balls to help him stand.  His beautiful blue taxidermy glass eyes have been set into specially constructed sockets and have fabric and waxed cotton cord lids.  Perle cotton thread defines his nose and mouth and he has individually applied horsehair whiskers.
The Easter rabbit's fine clothing is removeable. He has a pink Dupion silk waistcoat with a stand-up collar, pockets and covered buttons. His bow tie is made from matching Dupion silk. The turquoise jacket is made from worsted suiting fabric and is fully lined in turquoise satin. On his head sits a top hat created from matching fabrics and lined in satin, trimmed with a silk ribbon and artificial pink blossom.
The Easter rabbit is carrying an Easter basket (how could he not?), Easter bonnet and a bouquet of flowers. The basket is woven from sea grass, trimmed with ribbon and filled with delicious looking eggs.  The eggs are carved from birch hardwood, painted with acrylic paints and sealed with a gloss lacquer. The bonnet is woven straw and covered with artificial silk flowers and the bouquet of artificial silk flowers are bound together by ribbon.  Two small Easter chicks can also be found hiding amongst the flowers and eggs.
The Easter rabbit has been scissor-sculpted and has needle-sculpted hands and feet. He has light airbrushed shading on his face and an Arcas Designs fabric tag is sewn in just behind his tail.  He is a big bunny measuring approximately 24" to the top of his hat.
Now on to his pictures....


















*Gone to live with Agnes and friends in Ohio, USA*