As the autumn darkness sets in, Eilidh (who's name means light), moves quietly over the moss and fallen leaves around the towering oak where she makes her home. She's collecting the tiny acorn caps the old oak has dropped from its ancient gnarled branches. Some are made into bouquets to decorate her little hollow, some used for bowls, and some to stoke her tiny fireplace when the autumn nights grow chilly. The acorns are ground up and made into a dark rich coffee, good for the cold winter nights that she knows will come all too soon.
A Song of the Woods
“My leaves are turning crimson,” the giant oak tree said,
“It’s almost time these children should seek their winter’s bed,
But how they still cling to me and gleam with crimson hue,
They truly are more lovely than cirrus clouds of blue.
By Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
Eilidh is a one of a kind art doll. All of the wool and silk in this piece was hand dyed, mostly using natural dyes. She is entirely hand stitched from natural fibers (with the exception of her wings). Her dress is made from plant dyed silk, and she’s wearing a silk cocoon cap (also plant dyed). The acorn caps were lovingly collected from a huge old oak tree in England and are being carried in tea dyed silk cocoons.
She will be $330 (plus postage).