When I was a kid there was a room in our basement where Dad tossed fabric samples from his interior design business. A huge pile of color and texture. I used to throw myself into the pile and lie very still, imagining myself in perfect camouflage, my skin having become one with those glorious fabrics.
These HAND-Stands came about many years later, after seeing wooden glove makers' hands, then inspired by a friend to try making one with fabric. I couldn't stop at one.
I've been making them for 19 years, using my own hand for the pattern. Each one is stitched on my 1950 Singer Featherweight, stuffed with polyfil, then weighted in the wrist to stand sturdy and delight!