Dylans on display at Snap Galleries

So…. I had this idea to make lots of Dylans and photograph them all, to try to replicate the LP covers. It never quite happened because I made a lot… Too many, really, and they were never all completed.

I never thought anything would happen to them, but I have been finishing them all to coincide with the Danile Kramer photography exhibition at SNAP Galleries.

Can you spot them all?

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Yesterday I also dropped off two more folky Bobs. I think these two are my favorites… of and Nashville Skyline Bob because of his guitar.

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Highway 61!!

OK…. One more Bob done!!!

I finished this Highway 61 Bob last light. I’m going out to night to see Sid Griffin, so I thought I need to to introduce a new Bob! He’s met Jack Fate twice already.
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I tried to get the detail right for the Triumph Motorcycle T-shirt!
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Next step.. try to set up to photograph the LP cover. I’m sure I can use a Blythe doll to stand at the back holding a camera.
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I have so many more to finish but they are all really close. Mainly just needing hair!

I have a feeling these might all need to stay with Jane Fate in Germany for a while & I need to stop making these… because it makes me feel like a crazy person!

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Three new Jack Fate’s available now

I have just today completed three more Jack Fates. That’s Bob Dylan’s ‘Masked and Anonymous’ character form on 2003 film.
These are all ready to post now in time for Christmas.

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Jack Fate
Miniature Replica guitar (black Fender telecaster)
Adjustable Guitar strap
Certificate, signed and numbered
Gift box

These are all numbered limited editions and these three are numbers eleven to thirteen. Each doll takes around 8 to 10 hours to complete. They have a strong wire frame inside which means that it’s very easy for him to stand up by himself and his arms can easily be moved around to strum the guitar.

I am asking £90 for each doll, plus postage depending on where he’s travelling to.

Interested.. maybe? Please send an email to Liz  woollyrockers@gmail.com

These guys need to find good homes!

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By very special request…..Neil Young!

I’m a big fan on Neil Young so I really enjoyed making this one! It’s the Buffalo Springfield Era… So many great songwriters in that band! I love all their albums.

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But this was fun because of all the details…Namely the fringing & beads in his Indian tunic.

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He has an authentic replica “Old Black” guitar.
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Basement Tapes Fun with Jack & Sid!

Here are a few pictures from Classic Album Sundays event on Tuesday. Well….I don’t mind,  Tuesday evening is fine too!   It was at the very swanky Bag O’Nails  Club in Kingly Street, Soho. It was great to see so many people there who wanted to listen to the Basement Tapes, the 1975 Double Album set.

But we had extra… Preview tracks from the new 6 CD set, The Complete Basement Tapes out on 3rd November.

The host of the evening were Colleen Murphy and Sid Griffin. Both were well informed and enthused for an exciting Q&A Session on the cultural and social significance of the 2 Album set released in 1975. It was highly informative and well pitched. Sid has an enthusiasm, which is infectious and Colleen was asking insightful  questions.
At first it was very unusual to sit in complete silence and not be able to talk, in a room full of people… but this definitely had to be done to get the best appreciation but a few very quiet whispers crept in eventually. One was telling me to get out Jack Fate who, as usual, cause a bit of a stir and got a lot of attention between disc one and dics two! He came out in the break a got passed around a few nearby people for photos and sat on the Music stand with the LP.


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and then again at the Q & A session.

I asked question to which Sid replied… Great question ..answered a bit then stopped,  stood up and come over and said .. from the lady who makes these fabulous knitted Bob dolls.. This one is Jack Fate.
He and grabbed Jack and held him up for the audience.  I think they got a big cheer! Here’s a picture…..
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Just like old friends, you see it’s not the first time they’ve met. This was in the Summer. I was lucky  to hear a few of the some from Sid’s great solo Album, live… the Trick is to Breathe. I love it. I hope to hear more again soon.

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 Rolling Thunder kids!

I was asked to pose for a picture with Sid. This was a pleasure. I had a copy of Sid’s Rolling Thunder Revue book, Shelter From The Storm, which I have read….  all the way through. I love the Rolling Thunder Revue Era. Lets hope the rumours of a feature film release are  true… and soon!
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I’d like t say Thank You very much to Jo Kemp, who took  these great pictures & send them over to. The ones from my  proper camera & phone were completely unusable! You did  great job in very low light conditions. You’d do well at a Bob show!

Beatles Day! Sunday 19th October.. lots of pictures

Well… We had a great day at the Beatles Days event yesterday. The dipslay looked good…. Very colorful! As was my psychedelic dress. I think people may have needed sunglasses before approaching the display.

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It was great to get such a positive reaction to the Woolly Rockers!  I took…

The Unravelling Woolberys!
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Abbey Road Beatles…

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Help & Sgt Pepper Beatles…. & Jack was there too!
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Random bits of merchandise I made: Applique cushion covers, Zip purses with Beatles fabric
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The Big O with the Wilburys. It was a real shame that Glen had the lurgy… but Dave, Please share the pictures!

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The best thing about it was meeting so many great people! I was in the Authors/Performance room sitting between Jenny Boyd & Hunter Davies.

Hunter Davies.. gave a in interesting talk in his new book and the evolution of Bealtes songs based on the original manuscripts. Shame I forgot my original copy of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush for him to sign. I was on the next table so I was taking a lot of pictures on people with Hunter.
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Jenny Boyd (Phd) was so lovely! I cant wait to read her book. It’s Not Only Rock & Roll based on her Phd study on Musicians and creativity.
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She has a set of Fleetwood Mac WoollyRockers

The Fab twins.. lovely harmonies & acoustic guitar
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Panel discussion with two of the original Quarrymen Len Garry and Rod Davis
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The Tremmbling Wilburys … Not bad at all ….with just the one stunning guitar player. Get well soon Glen!!!
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I think I did a pretty good job getting the details for Roy!!  Two great look alikes!
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There was some great vintage merchandise available. We came home with another Yellow Submarine…
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It was a fabulous opportunity to show off, so thank you very much Steve & Gloria at Beatles Days!!!

Anyone fancy a game of Flip Your Wig!!?

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Jack….. in print!

Well… Yesterday was exciting! The tour review I wrote with Jane Fate was Published in ISIS magazine!

We did think that it was very brave of  Derek to print it  with comments from Jack and it was fun to write as a dialogue.

Here’s a picture me (Liz), Jack & the article standing in a doorway.. as you do!
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The article  features some lovely colour pictures of the tour. All blogged here, too…

And this is my lovely friend Melanie who took the picture.

She’s marvelling at Jacks amazing flexibility (in the middle of Baker Street) !

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Piano man…

More presents for Jack!

Today I was walking by a charity shop and spotted in the window this piano shaped phone…..

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It needs a bit of a clean up and the leads removing but the scale is perfect for Jack!!

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He also need s a piano stool, or some sort of table,  as I’m sure he doesn’t want to sit on a Brian Wilson ‘Smile’ mug for his next tour!

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