Princess Cali is a shy little seahorse.  She loves to play among the coral in her undersea world.  (Yes, the coral is real.)  Princess Cali is royalty by birth, which explains the rare diamond markings on her head and face.  She is solid needle felted with a mixture of wool fibers, in shades of pale orange cream blend and pale pink-begonia.  All of her ribbed sections were carefully shaped and needle sculpted to give her extra dimension.  Princess Cali's shading is needle felted, using only wisps of wool.  No paints or other coloring was used on her.  Her head is thread jointed to allow for movement and posing.  She has onyx bead eyes, and is 5.25 inches high, with her tail curled. 

Princess Cali - Seahorse Royalty,

was created for the

2008 Thread Artist Guild® "Under the Sea" Challenge.

Awards

2008 TOBY™ Industry's Choice Award

presented by Teddy Bear and Friends magazine