These plush arrows came about after Coco asked me to whip her one up to cuddle one evening. Go figure. Her version is much different to the final version and I must admit it took a little while to get these ‘just so’. One minute I was minding my own business and the next I was filling the studio in an arrow-induced frenzy but none of the shapes and sizes looked right. Sometimes I get so caught up in the making that I lose sight of the bigger picture.


What was it about an arrow that I loved anyway? It was the fletchings, traditionally consisting of three matched half-feathers attached near the end of an arrow, enabling it to fly. It was obviously a ‘feather thang’ all along and so I came up with my own fabric interpretation.

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