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Added Jul 17, 2011

by gray

Berlin, Germany






Wanted to make a toy that wasn’t the normal bear, cat, mouse, cat, rabbit… etc. Something different. A friend of mine gave me the idea for a Rhino- It just really appealed ot me.

I first made some sketches of a rhino…then worked them into a pattern on square paper. I made a muslin head that worked out first try- although without the horns it would have been anything from a kangaroo to a dinousaur!! The body was harder. I struggled with the angles of a rhino and the legs but when I sat down and really just relaxed I realised it was a toy, not something real life and made a more cartoonish sketch. It worked out really well!! I made again a muslin and from that changed the belly, the size and the back feet.

Material Notes

The muslin is just cheep canvas and the real Rhino is left over pieces of wollens from a Viking festival near Denmark. I knew I could use them for something good!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Wool

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    Jul 19, 2011, 05.47 AMby zaarissima

    I love your Rhinos!!!

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    Jul 17, 2011, 07.22 PMby janul

    These are both so beautiful! Adorable indeed :). If you don´t know what to do with the muslin, you can send it to me ;)

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      Jul 18, 2011, 08.17 AMby gray

      He has character! I gave him to the friend who gave me the Rhino idea. Next time!! =)

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    Jul 17, 2011, 05.33 PMby debbie777

    Aww, this lttle rhino is so very very adorable :)

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      Jul 18, 2011, 08.17 AMby gray

      Thanks… I am pleased!

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