Doesn’t that sound like a mysterious family from a Gothic novel? That’s actually the name for the family of plants that the potato comes from.
And who doesn’t love the potato?
Last week, at the Pitchfork show, I had the pleasure of meeting the Potato Guy, aka Eric. (To be fair, I told him I wouldn’t call him the Potato Guy, if he didn’t call me the Maggot Girl. Sorry!)
He said he could never find any potato plush, so I thought. . . why not?
Here’s my first go at it.
A good old fashioned Russet Potato – on the smallish side.
I tried to make it as knobbly, dimply, and asymmetrical as possible.
I just love the way the photos came out!
A Starchy Haiku:
I’ve been watching you.
And with my myriad eyes,
I see everything.
How fun! There will be more potatoes on the way someday – I am thinking about trying some different methods – particularly the utilization of the French knot. I was also thinking of trying some different fabrics for a more potato-y effect. Perhaps some old wool sweaters? Let me know if you have any good ideas!
4 thoughts on “The Nightshade Family”
Wow, that’s pretty great! And, you did that fast. The Nightshade Family reference is funny, and it could make a for a good Gothic tuber tale. Or a line of mysterious potatoes, dressed all in black. There really is a lack of potato plush out there.
So, it seems your starchy creations are still in the developing stages?
Well, I look forward to more…
how about a potato with a face? after all, it has eyes…
I do love me a good potato! Afterall, you meet one, and quickly thereafter, the friendship just “buds” lol