Sunday, October 20, 2013

Matryoshka Dolls

I'm still finding photos of my summer vacation that I meant to share. While walking around the Glebe, a neighborhood in Ottawa, I came across an alley with some beautifully painted Matryoshka Dolls. Doesn't the brick wall look interesting and so colourful! Can't you just see these paintings translated into a quilted or an embroidered piece?

This type of doll, also known as Russian nesting dolls, refers to a set of wooden dolls that decrease in size and placed inside the other. When I was a child, I had a set of  these.

The yarn, pictured at the bottom, was purchased at Yarn Forward, another shop I visit whenever I'm in the Ottawa area.

Check out these sites for some interesting patterns for these little dolls:

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