Marina the Mermaid by Molly Ritchie
Marina the Mermaid is a whimsical hand-knit doll by artist Molly Ritchie. Working with hand-dyed 'Kidston Island' merino from Fleece Artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia and bright novelty yarns, the colours of Ritchie's materials are symbolic: yellow for the sun, blue for the water, tan and grey for the eagles, and so on.
Molly Ritchie makes knitted and crocheted fantasy creatures including fairies, unicorns, dragons and mermaids. She also makes seahorses, crabs, fish and flying pig fridge magnets, as well as crocheted dreamcatchers, mandalas and bracelets. Ritchie is a member of the Baddeck Quilters Guild and her creations have appeared in their shows. Ritchie enjoys working with unusual and hand-dyed yarns.
Hand-dyed merino, novelty yarns, felt, thread
21 x 7 x 3 in
53.5 x 18 x 7.5 cm