Kit Lane created this fantastic needle-felted Jabba the Hut (The Early Years) for the Stitch Wars exhibit at Bear and Bird Boutique in Lauderhill, Florida. The show is a collection of handmade goods celebrating Star Wars.
Jabba is 100% wool with the exception of two beads, two glass eyes and quite tightly needle felted. He’s not at all delicate and will only get better the more he’s handled.
Jabba was the character that attracted me most from the Star Wars series. Even though he’s quite a bad guy I imagined what he must have been like as a wee snot of a slug. You dont get to be a such a great naughty creature without some sort of trauma, his being a lover of his squeezly “bunnybear”. The unmerciless taunting by his slime mates over his compulsion for plushies I suspect caused him to turn his back on a normal upbringing, turning instead to a life of crime.
You can see more pictures of the needle-felted Jabba the Hut in Kit’s Flickr Stream.