My (Failed) First Attempts at Making Yarmulkes for Men.

Well these, of course…

I have made many lovely feminine kippot, ones with flowers and vines, but I just got an order for three gentleman’s yarumlkes. Oh no! I had had this sneaking suspicion that eventually I’d have to come up with a more masculine design, after all it is men who usually wear these things, but I get so carried away and needle felting lends itself so easily to florals…

Several failed attempts later… I made these two after much research and deliberation. (I looked at my husbands ties.)





Just about as masculine as I was able, then I couldn’t stomach it anymore and I did this one. …

All the while I was making it I was picturing it photographed in a blanket of fluffy white snow. Then the storm began. …

Why is it that just when you are getting comfortably agnostic again these strange things seem to happen?









Back to the drawing board… Yuk and more yuk. Then … I was inspired by the fluffy box of bunny that arrived in the mail. I made this one with pettable softness, yummy angora!

The grey tipped leaves are actually the natural fur color. Is that cool or what? I am so glad that blackberrydowns sent me the free sample of grey. It was perfect! Thank you, blackberrydowns .











Oh speaking of blackberrydowns, you must see what she can do with a little roving.

Spectaculous. Her little bunnies are so real that my old terrier is yapping at the computer screen.

Don’t worry blackberrydowns I’ll hold him off… We’ll keep your bunnies safe, at least until my garden is growing, then I show no mercy!


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  1. #1 by taylorclan2008 on February 27, 2008 - 6:28 am

    I had a sneaking suspicion that the bunny fur would make spectacular bunnies;)The itty-bitty bunny is so precious, I can only imagine how delightful it would be to touch!!

  2. #2 by laura on March 4, 2008 - 4:21 am

    I love the kibbots. They are beautiful.

  3. #3 by Walk in the Woods on March 5, 2008 - 4:35 pm

    Indeed – they are beautiful.

  4. #4 by Jasper @ Best Kippah on June 21, 2011 - 6:23 pm

    These are great designs! Very different from the ones being offered in the market.

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