Felted Matryoshka Dolls

Matryoshka dolls, you know, those wonderful Russian nesting dolls that are beautifully painted.  I just love them.  My Mom collected a few and a very dear friend has the biggest collection of them I have every seen.  She has all sizes and shapes and even a variety of Santa Matryoshka dolls.  Well I was thinking I wanted to make her a set of unique, just for her, knitted and felted Matryoshka dolls.

I surfed the web and found a great pattern.  I checked my stash and found I had plenty of feltable wool in a variety of colors.  Imagine that, having enough yarn in 5 different colors in my stash.  🙂  And I had the right sized needles and they were not use on another project.  It’s looking good for the project without ever leaving the house.  Which is a very good thing because I live in the middle of nowhere and even Amazon Prime can’t get orders here instantaneously or sooner.

So I was off and running.  They knit up really fast and easy and felted just as easy.  Drying was interesting. I used small cans from the pantry and various sized spice jars to form all the tops and bottoms.

Yeah!  Now they are all dry and it’s time decorate them!  Fortunately I have boat loads of different colored wool roving.  I had decided to needle felt the design. Most Matryoshka dolls are pretty or cute or absolutely beautiful.  So how was I going to create these?  I just didn’t know, so I put them on the table and just stared and stared at them hoping to be inspired.  Well it finally came to me.  There was no way I could make them cute or pretty and certainly not beautiful.  But I could make them uniquely unique and totally me.  So that is what I did.  I must tell you when I FaceTimed by husband and daughter to show them the finished dolls, the first thing they asked me was if I had been drinking.  I hadn’t  but maybe I should have!  Yikes.  Anyway, I love them and my dear friend loves them.

I hope you like them too.

Happy Knitting and Weaving – Creative and Crazy Caroline

Matryoshka Dolls After Drying

Matryoshka Dolls After Drying

Felted Matryoshka Dolls

Felted Matryoshka Dolls

About Caroline

Hi! My name is Caroline and have been told I am a little obsessed with knitting and weaving. Statements I can't really deny. My husband is awesome and fully supports and occasionally enables my obsession. He has lots of great ideas for various knitting and weaving projects. No really and honestly he does have great ideas. We have 3 great kids and 2 dogs.
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4 Responses to Felted Matryoshka Dolls

  1. Beverly says:

    Thank you Caroline for my most beautiful and unique doll in my collection. If you collect matryoshka you know the more unique the better !

  2. Caroline says:

    Ahh, you are very welcome!

  3. Belinda says:

    These are so cool! Very unique.

  4. fletch says:

    Only you! Very creative.

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