Recently, while I was innocently browsing online, this adorable crocheted teddy bear winked at me.
Never one to ignore a mischievous ursine smart enough to get my attention, I knew I had to investigate.
I discovered he was created by plush artist Dawn Treacher of York, England, who designs and makes other Amigurumi animals like the bear, in addition to a wide range of sock animals, fleece plushies, and soft sculptures. Some of Dawn’s creatures are inspired by real animals (foxes, bunnies, giraffes, elephants, badgers, birds), while others represent wild flights of the imagination — brightly colored alien one-eyed monsters in odd shapes with elongated ears and limbs.
Clearly this is an artist with a kid’s heart who loves to play. :)
All of Dawn’s Treacher Creatures are lovingly hand-sewn and one-of-a-kind. Each has a distinct personality. Whether sweet, comical, serene, endearing, cunning or coy, they’re bound to make you smile and wonder what they’ve been up to. Not surprisingly, Dawn is also an aspiring children’s book author and illustrator (in addition to being a fine landscape painter) — so maybe someday soon some of her creatures will have their own books!
I’m happy she agreed to join us today to tell us more. You’ll never look at your socks the same way again. Enjoy!
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