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Peepwool

A cast of curious characters handcrafted from upcycled materials

by Max Gold in Design on 29 July 2010

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The brainchild of Wisconsin-based artist Amy Arnold, Peepwool are individual stuffed dolls handmade from completely recycled materials. A mix of personality and found objects, no single Peepwool looks the same as the next.

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Arnold started creating Peepwool when she came across a box of remnants she had been keeping in her parents' basement. As a new mother at the time, Arnold used the found materials to create clothing and hats for her son. Inspired by working with recycled fabrics, she eventually found the garments giving way to organic wool forms which she needle-felts and embroiders into adorable characters.

Peepwool sell on her site or from Etsy, starting at the heirloom-worthy price of $200 each.

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