What is Muslin?
Muslin is typically a white or unbleached smooth, finely woven cotton
Muslin originated from Dhaka, now known as Bangladesh. When
the fabric was introduced through trade with the city of Mosul (now in Iraq) to Europe, the fabric was named muslin after
The first recorded use of muslin was in England, in 1670.
Muslin has traditionally been used for making dresses, quilting,
curtains, and for various crafts.
What is a Muslin Bunny?
A Muslin Bunny is traditionally a rag doll made out of muslin in the form of
a long eared rabbit. Muslin Bunnies may be jointed with buttons, or have sewn in limbs. They may have eyes made
of buttons, embroidered faces, or painted faces.
Why Do the Muslin Bunnies Seem
to Cost So Much?
I take great care and pride in making my
Muslin Bunnies. Each Muslin Bunny is an individual. As such, each Bunny is cut out and put together separately.
The outfits are designed with care and colors and patterns selected specially for each bunny.
The price of each Muslin Bunny reflects the cost of material and only a fraction
of the time that I put into each Bunny. If I charged for the entire amount of time placed into creating these heirloom
quality Muslin Bunnies, each one would be worth hundreds of dollars.
Why Do You Use Buttons to Build Your Muslin
There is just something sweet about the look of the button eyes on a rag doll. When you
look into the button eyes on these Muslin Bunnies, they can take on any expression that you want them to. Sometimes
they look sad. Other times they look very happy.
The simple faces on these Muslin Bunnies allow them to reflect your own moods or the moods
of the children who may play with them. A more defined face holds it's own expression and does not have room for the
emotional range that the more simple face allows.
I like the way the button joints allow the Muslin Bunny to either sit or stand. The button
joints also allow the Muslin Bunny to be more posable than it would be with sewn in joints.