Knitted Factories for “Luv-able & Hug-able”

Oh boy, this Thursday is the opening of “Luv-able & Hug-able,” the fantabulous holiday plush show at gallery hanahou in NYC! I’ll be exhibiting some handmade plushes along with more than 40 other artists.


Please come to the opening this Thursday if you’re in the area (I’ll be there!)—otherwise, you can see the plushes online starting next week at the gallery website. (Holiday shopping, anyone?)

Here are my own contributions to “Luv-able & Hug-able,” three anthropomorphic factories that convert one type of tiny thing into another.

Trees into Lions:




Pandas into Gnomes:




Cheeseburgers into TVs:






These original knits, along with some individual Tiny Things, are now available through gallery hanahou. If you’re interested in purchasing any of them, please contact

Luv-able & Hug-able
December 3, 2009 – January 9, 2010
Opening Party : Thursday, December 3, 6-9 pm RSVP

gallery hanahou
611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC
Extended Holiday Hours Mon-Sat 12 pm – 6 pm
CLOSED December 24, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Update!: Thank you to Becky at the Craft Blog and Cuteable for posting about the factories!

32 thoughts on “Knitted Factories for “Luv-able & Hug-able”

  1. Oh. Em. Gee. These just might be the coolest thing ever! I especially love the Cheeseburgers into TV’s Factory. Enjoy the showing! ;D

  2. WANT!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously Anna, these are awesome!!! The pandas to gnomes factory is my favorite! :)

  3. Thank you! I wasn’t planning to post so many photos, but then I just liked a lot of the ones that I took the other day.

    I also got a chance to see the other plushes in the show today—they’re all so great!

  4. OMG! The pandas into gnomes just about killed me with the cuteness – They are two of my favorite things – My kindergarten class is panda themed and my friends are always finding cute gnomes for my collection!! I love the trees into lions as well!!! Actually everything you make is great!

  5. I have a question Anna: Will we see more of “Puffy, the Cuter Polluter” and the fingernail? Saw him and loved him…

  6. I am astonished. I mean, you told me about this conversion concept, but I just couldn’t picture it. You really pulled it off, wow! I hope the show goes wonderfully!

  7. These are GREAT!! So creative! I love the gnomes! You should put out a book of tiny knitted patterns. I would make the mini gnomes in a heartbeat for my mom, collector of all things enchanting. :)

  8. Seriously, these are some of the most amazing creations yet! I absolutely positively adore the tiny pandas/gnomes converter. Positively! These are truly fabulous!!! You’ve outdone yourself—again!!! I would just love to make the mini gnomes…I mean pandas and gnomes are two of my favorite things too!!!

  9. Oh my! those are great!! i love the gnomes! My mom collects them, will you be posting or offering the patterns? they are so cute.
    your toys are so awesome, I am so glad i got to take your class when you where here in october. makeing the patterns i have has vastly improved my knitting skills.

  10. These are fantastic! I agree with Ramie that you should have a tiny toys book. The panda/gnomes is my favorite, not sure why, but how can you resist tiny gnomes?

  11. Thank you, everyone! I had so much fun making these guys (and it took soooo long), so it’s super to get a positive response.

    I am planning to make the gnomes pattern available as part of a set in my shop sometime soon. I’m working on the first set of patterns right now, and they’ll be available early next year.

    And I am also hoping to publish a bunch of the tiny patterns as a book… I’ll let you guys know soon if it’s happening for sure!

  12. These are fantastic. By far, for me, one of the most entertaining and enjoyable creations you’ve posted ever! I smiled instantly.

  13. Anna, Have you ever worked in a factory? Did you play with Transformer toys when you were little? I think you could redesign GM’s assembly line and put them back in the black. Seriously, these are absolutely amazing and if you DO do another book, these have to be in it.

  14. I shouldn’t be, but I am absolutely STUNNED by your talent. And also? the thought of sewing in all those ends… :) But the result is so totally worth the trouble. I’d like to be in your head for a day, just to see how things work in there. (I realize that sounds mildly psychotic, but I mean that in the most complimentary way.)

    Have a great time at the show!

  15. Anna, I love the conversion factories! :) I like the trees to lions as a concept best, but the pandas and gnomes are probably cuter! If they don’t sell in the gallery, give me a shout! I may be interested… :)

  16. Mildawg, it would all be enviornmentally unfriendly if it actualy existed :) I mean using food resources to mass produce televisions, taking an endangered animal to make lawn ornaments? And I mean, the panda one would theoretically be cruel too. Not to mention the exhaust and toxic waste that could possibly be put out by such a machine!

    Good thing its all made up, not real, and just for fun!

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