Primitive Sheep Doll

Meet the newest addition at Old World Primitives – a primitive sheep doll.

primitive sheep doll closeup

primitive folk art sheep doll

back of primitive sheep doll

primitive sheep doll

She is 8.5 inches long and 7.5 inches high, and looks right at home nestled among antiques and other primitive smalls. I handmade her out of muslin fabric using a Kentucky Primitives design and then coffee stained, sanded, and rubbed her with cinnamon for an aged and primitive look. Her head is painted black, and she wears a rusty bell hanging from coffee dyed string around her neck. Her legs are antique rusty nails, and she stands squarely on the nail heads when propped against a wall or other object. Her sheep tag and poem are printed on stained paper, tied on with twine, and adorned with a few sprigs of fragrant sweet annie. I had almost as much fun taking these photos of her as I did making her!