INSIDE THE STUDIO 


RJW Sign

We are pleased to bring you inside our production studio in Bennington, Vermont so you can see what we are currently up to. Photos are updated on a regular basis so visit often! The Production Archive can be found at the bottom of this page. The following photos were taken during production of the Wizard of Oz Mouse Collection:


(Photo above) Dorothy's tiny pinafore is sewn together


(Photo above) Dorothy's blouse is sewn of fine Italian organdy


(Photo above) Tiny buttons are sewn to the pinafore


(Photo above) Dorothy's basket is handmade at the RJW workshop


(Photo above) Each basket is meticulously woven out of ash splints


(Photo above) The baskets are incredibly small and detailed!


(Photo above) A small group of completed Dorothy baskets


(Photo above) Silk fabric is sewn for the Ruby Slippers


(Photo above) Each tiny shoe goes through several stages


(Photo above) Dorothy is deciding which shoes to wear!


(Photo above) The Dorothy mice are dressed


(Photo above) Each mouse is given her own basket


(Photo above) A tray of Dorothy mice in process


(Photo above) The mice are beautifully packaged w/certificates


(Photo above) The Scarecrow mouses' tunics are sewn together


(Photo above) Several ironing steps are required


(Photo above) A tray of Scarecrow tunics in process


(Photo above) The Scarecrow mice are carefully dressed


(Photo above) A tray of Scarecrow mice in process


(Photo above) The parts for the Tin Man's costume are hand formed


(Photo above) The collars are shaped using a wooden tool


(Photo above) The Tin Man's suit requires several assembly proceedures


(Photo above) The Tin Man's tiny funnel hat is hand formed


(Photo above) The miniature axe handles are cut out of basswood


(Photo above) Each handle is carefully sanded


(Photo above) The completed axes are hand painted with silver paint


(Photo above) The Tin Man is dressed for his role!


(Photo above) Each Tin Man receives his axe


(Photo above) The Tin Men are numbered and boxed for shipment


(Photo above) The Cowardly lion's head is handsewn prior to stuffing


(Photo above) The Cowardly Lion's suit is turned inside out


(Photo above) The mohair costume requires hand-shaving


(Photo above) The Cowardly Lion's mane is gently curled!


(Photo above) A tiny red silk bow is added to each Lion's coiffure


(Photo above) A tray holds all four of the main Oz characters

PRODUCTION PHOTO ARCHIVE:

Scarecrow
Pansy
The Brownie Jockey
Marmalade - Exclusive Toy Shoppe Edition
Puddles - Springtime Friends Collection
Ivy & Walter - Toddler Bears Series
Spring, Summer, Fall - 4 Seasons Collection
Winter - 4 Seasons Collection
Christopher - Toddler Bear
Woodruff - RJW Classic Teddy
Snowball - Christmas Kitten
Deck The Hall
Hummel Skier
Merry Wanderer
George & Martha - Washington Waltz
Ida & Tom - Mouse Seasons Collection
Flossie & Blackie - Springtime Friends Series
Billy Boy Blue - Mother Goose Series
Little Miss Muffet - Mother Goose Series
Forever - Bride & Groom mice
Isabelle - Toddler Bear
Brownie Scotchman
Little Bo-Peep and Jack & Jill - Mother Goose mice
Toto
Japanese Children
Willoughby - 2012 Christmas Bear
Ginger - 2012 Christmas Mouse
Flora & Simon
Gondolier & Contadina
Benjamin & Colette
Patsy®
Around the World - 2012 RJW Convention
The Queen of Hearts
The Zinnia Fairy
The Brownie Policeman
Baby Grace - Victorian Children series
Little Jack Horner - Mother Goose Mice series
Sugar - The 2011 Christmas Mouse
Wicked Witch of the West
Dorothy
Celebrations! - 2011 RJW Convention
Lavender Fairy
Max & Moritz
The Brownie Canadian
Hazel-nut Fairy
Heather Fairy
Raindrops on Roses UFDC Event
Storyland - 2010 RJW Convention
Red Clover Fairy
The Café Bears
Peter Cottontail
Pine Tree Fairy
Little Tommy Tittlemouse
The Brownie Sailor
Christmas Tree Fairy
Primrose Fairy
Black Magic
Sweet Pea Fairy
Molly & Jack
The Sweet Pea Baby
The Brownie Irishman
The Brownie Indian
Springtime Frolics - 2009 RJW Convention
The Winter Mice - Annamarie & Fritz
The March Hare
Spring Delivery
The Chinaman Brownie
Goldilocks & Baby Bear
Lady Mouse & Gentleman Mouse
Grandfather
Cinderella