One of my Barnyard Series, which focuses on country women and their critters, this knitter is staying close to the source of her wool. Her head and the lower parts of her legs and arms, as well as the sheep and the base, are polymer clay. Her body is made of soft fabric and her features are enhanced with a light acrylic wash. I designed and hand-sewed her clothes out of pure cotton, and crocheted the tiny scarf that she is working on. The sheep, painted in acrylic, is the portrait of a friend's ewe, whose wool I used to make the knitter's hair. Because the figure is articulated at the knees and waist, you can change her pose at will, or even remove her from the base altogether (but the sheep might get lonely).
I make these figures entirely by hand in my workshop in Vermont. Each is completely individual, reflecting my changing moods and inspirations, just as the fields and mountains outside my window change with the hour and the season. (Scroll down to see close-ups.)