"Waling" Banshee

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    According to Irish folklore, banshees are fairy women (or ghosts of women who died, commonly in childbirth) who wail when death is nigh. Their wails are most often heard at night near woods.

    My banshee is dressed in baby corduroy, or pinwale, for a play on the word "wailing." Her tattered dress is accented with ribbon and lace, and her split dagged sleeves feature a silk blend lining. Her body is made of 100% wool felt, and her hair is mohair locks needle-felted into place. Her arms and fingers are wired and jointed for full range of motion. She comes with a doll stand.

    She was made for the Corduroy Appreciation Club's Grand 11/11/11 Meeting.

    Corduroy Appreciation Club
    111111 Grand Meeting
    The Desmond Tutu Center
    New York, NY 10011
    November 11, 2011 at 7:30pm
    www.corduroyclub.com

    1. Understated Flea 30 months ago | reply

      Oh, my! Teehee :)

    2. Lucky Nielsen [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      Awesome!

    3. Artrabbits 30 months ago | reply

      she's great!

    4. abbydid 30 months ago | reply

      Ha!!! Yesssss!!!!!

    5. Cryptia. [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      OH love her!

    6. fog and swell 30 months ago | reply

      oh she's awesome! and perfect for this time of year too.

    7. Plushroom Soup 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all the lovely comments! It's really hard to part with her.

    8. zfla 30 months ago | reply

      she is absolutely fabulous!

    9. DesignsbyL 30 months ago | reply

      she's awesome Jessica! :D

    10. Erin! 30 months ago | reply

      Wow! She's absolutely amazing, fantastic work.

    11. scrumptiousdelight 30 months ago | reply

      absolutely beautiful! You are so clever :)

    12. Rakel ^^__^^ 30 months ago | reply

      woww she is pretty!

    13. Plushroom Soup 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks again, everyone! I've been blown away by the positive response to her!

    14. Kit Lane 30 months ago | reply

      as seen on...(wait for it)....MADDOW!! :o)

    15. Plushroom Soup 30 months ago | reply

      Hee hee, thanks, Kit! :)

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