Don Quixote Scenes for Teatro alla Scala

Now and then I get an opportunity to work on a commercial project, and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one for a while. Earlier this year, Milan advertising agency TITA asked me to create tiny knit characters and dramatic scenes from Don Quixote for a ballet produced by Teatro alla Scala. I recently received samples of the 8″x8.5″ brochure that my photographs became, which was distributed to the ballet audience in September. It’s such a thrill to see them in print!


The photos depict the major scenes from the famous story, starting with Don Quixote’s literary inspiration, to his adventures with Sancho Panza (knitted windmill included, of course), to his courting of Dulcinea.


This was the first time that I’d taken on a commercial project that involved my photographing characters in nature—I was really happy to get the experience, and I think the whole thing turned out nicely. And I had a blast making my versions of a tiny Don Quixote and the other characters!


I should probably say that I don’t have plans to make patterns available in the foreseeable future, but they might turn up in in a book or somewhere else someday.

You can see all of the photographs from this project over at my art website.

6 thoughts on “Don Quixote Scenes for Teatro alla Scala

  1. So awesome. I would love to see Mochi Mochi children’s book classics or even more adult titles or a coffee table book. It would be awesome.

  2. your designs look amazing, especially the windmill and cute little horse! Hope to see it in a new pattern book soon :)

  3. Oh my gosh, how CUTE!!!!!!! (^____^) <3

    If you have extras of those brochures, a giveaway to win one would be super fabulous! They're really gorgeous!!!

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