|Project by Roz||posted 03-28-2008 06:33 PM||1842 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is another group of rocking horses I made with friend Steve Turner for Christmas 2002. This was a different pattern than I used in 2007, but they make great toys. The horse and rockers are primarily Maple with Walnut accents, but there is a little White Oak and Elm in them too. The tail and mane are made of Regulation style cotton swabs (mops to you civilian types) and the ears are cloth. For the mane, we unraveled the mop head and braided the strands over a thin strip of maple creating a padded neck area. The tail was tied up in the photos to keep them clean and one is visible in the back ground where the mop strands were dyed brown. They were wildly popular, and we just had to learn to say no to request.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."