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#Wild and #free #hopperhouse #edwardhopperhouse #handmade #arts #felted #alpaca #fibers #hats

3 weeks ago

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Beauty fan and mask . Next best thing to SMILES and kisses.
@bengtesoro #mask #fan #besos #smile #😊 #😷 #mask #fan
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Beauty fan and mask . Next best thing to SMILES and kisses.
@bengtesoro #mask #fan #besos #smile #😊 #😷 #mask #fan

3 months ago

Playing Mantis

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#2021 #newyear #newcompany #jewelries #earrings
#love #tickles #smile

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Awww 🥰 , looky... it’s Lucas ! With those big curls and even bigger smile . Miss you !

A new ride #healing #horses #animalinstinct #dressageImage attachmentImage attachment
Setting your hands with your minds free with  handwork ....

#antlersandfeathers  #workshop  studio #wheel #spinningwheel  #wool #alpacafiber #riverrunfibers #winding  #spinning #felting #knitting #painting #livingarts
This is the time to remember what is #essential  to our souls 
#spiritofchristmas 

#nativity #jesusisborn  #savior  #christmas #nativityset  #happyholidays #woodentoys  #handmadeImage attachmentImage attachment
#listen  to  the  #beautiful  #texture  of #blackandwhite  #alpaca  #hats #frommyhands  #foryou  #gift that is  #warm

6 months ago

Playing Mantis

It is that time of the year. #merrychristmas #Christmas #holiday #winter #winter #peace #angel #nativity ... See MoreSee Less

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By the furside ...
#fireside  #pets #home #holidays #christmas  #dogs

7 months ago

Playing Mantis

#felted #Slippers #Alpaca
Hand to foot ....
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#felted  #slippers  #alpaca 
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1 years ago

Playing Mantis

Dearest Playing Mantis patrons,
I hope this message finds you well in the midst of this Pandemic as we wait to pivot in a direction of hope and normalcy. In the interim, Playing Mantis doors will be closed to foot traffic but will be operational for website orders.
Please feel free to email us for inquiries as we mobilize our website.

Stay safe……
Stay connected ….
Imelda Mccain
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Dearest Playing Mantis patrons,
    I hope this message finds you well in the midst of this Pandemic as we wait to pivot in a direction of hope and normalcy. In the interim, Playing Mantis doors will be closed to foot traffic but will be operational for website orders.
Please feel free to email us for inquiries as we mobilize our website.

Stay safe……
Stay connected ….
Imelda MccainImage attachment

1 years ago

Playing Mantis

Unbreakable hope
Wild easter eggs
#waiting to #hatch #HOPE #holyweek #Easter #felted
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Unbreakable hope 
Wild easter eggs 
#waiting to #hatch #hope #holyweek #easter #felted
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Coat Hooks

March 18, 2021/by Dror Navaro

Making TIME Matter

May 29, 2020/by Imelda McCain

Snowfalls slicing opposite my destination, fibers collecting flakes…

December 20, 2019/by Imelda McCain

Newsweek Magazine: Playing Mantis is one of the 7 best shops in TriBeCa

June 24, 2019/by Imelda McCain

From their skin to yours …..warming up the holidays the beautiful way

December 15, 2017/by Imelda McCain

Noah’s Ark Small

August 1, 2017/by Imelda McCain

necessity of pause

May 21, 2017/by Imelda McCain

Safari Chess Set

April 27, 2017/by Imelda McCain

Pirate Flynn

April 27, 2017/by Imelda McCain

Ten years after….

Somewhere in N. Moore street between Varick and Hudson is home to Playing Mantis. Behind the red framed door that chimes upon opening and closing are walls with carefully displayed wooden and woolen creations ....it is where I welcome adults and children alike
December 26, 2016/by Imelda McCain

Knights & Dragons

August 30, 2016/by Imelda McCain

Pirate Ship

August 22, 2016/by Imelda McCain

entrance to playing mantis

August 22, 2016/by Imelda McCain

VIKING SHIP – Full Screen

June 29, 2016/by Imelda McCain

VIKING SHIP

June 29, 2016/by Imelda McCain

DINOSAURS

June 29, 2016/by Imelda McCain

CHESS SET

June 29, 2016/by Imelda McCain

PAGODA

June 20, 2016/by Imelda McCain

LA MER

June 18, 2016/by Imelda McCain

LADY BUG

June 18, 2016/by Imelda McCain

Build Me Up

June 13, 2016/by Imelda McCain

Cool Koala

June 11, 2016/by Imelda McCain

AFRICAN TREE

June 11, 2016/by Imelda McCain

TIGER

June 11, 2016/by Imelda McCain

Imelda McCain – HOOK Magazine May/June 2016

May 18, 2016/by Imelda McCain

The Greenwich Hotel

Playing Mantis is featured in The Greenwich Hotel what to-do…
December 4, 2015/by Imelda McCain

Happy Halloween 2015

October 31, 2015/by Imelda McCain

Happy Autumn

“Mom, let’s go for a walk by the stream”.
Thrilled by…
October 20, 2015/by Imelda McCain

spring

May 21, 2015/by Imelda McCain

Mother’s Day

May 10, 2015/by Imelda McCain

Coming Home 2015

April 17, 2015/by Imelda McCain

Meet the collaborator of playing mantis

December 23, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Fashionable Felted Sculpture

November 6, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Animal Instincts

"Now that we are past New York Fashion Week, let’s talk about…
October 10, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Gallery Seasons

October 6, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Animal Instincts

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September 30, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Autumn tales

Pumpkins and Lantern walks
I like when September's  gone and…
September 29, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Autumn at Playing Mantis 2014

September 19, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Gallery Studio Shots

September 6, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Felted white tiger alpaca hat

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August 27, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Felted animal hat from 100% fiber

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August 27, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Enjoying a nice day with playing mantis toys

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August 27, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Getting ready for fall with butterfly ceiling…

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August 27, 2014/by Imelda McCain

AM New York – Q&A with Imelda McCain

Q&A with Imelda McCain, owner of Playing Mantis
March 26,…
March 26, 2014/by Imelda McCain

Singing at Playing Mantis

music and songs
If you have a child, are a child or never actually…
December 28, 2013/by Imelda McCain

Playing Mantis participating with Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace

Let us take you on a journey to discover the Soulful Economy…
December 23, 2013/by Imelda McCain

Snowfall

It is the first snowfall of 2013…. as if the clouds from above…
December 13, 2013/by Imelda McCain

Gallery Events

December 1, 2013/by Imelda McCain

Fundraising Evening – Hope for the holidays

Thank you all for a very successful evening - Your support and…
November 15, 2013/by Imelda McCain

Playing Mantis – a toy store with vision

Published on Nov 24, 2012

SageRock

A toy store like this…
November 24, 2012/by Imelda McCain

Travel + Leisure

We are excited to be on the cover page of the Travel + Leisure…
August 30, 2012/by Imelda McCain

Castor & Pollux – SEE: The Playing Mantis

"SEE: The Playing Mantis" December 5th, 2011 by Julie Henriette
We…
December 6, 2011/by Imelda McCain

A World of Toys

Offering handcrafted toys inspired by children and nature.
By…
March 4, 2011/by Imelda McCain

Edward Burns on Sky Magazine

INCREDIBLE SELECTION OF HANDMADE TOYS AND GAMES
“N MOORE EVOKES…
April 30, 2010/by Imelda McCain

Green toys in time for Earth Day

"Green toys in time for Earth Day"
Lauren Glassberg reports,…
April 21, 2010/by Imelda McCain

A Toy Store with a Global Conscience

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Manhattan - February 2010
by…
February 7, 2010/by Imelda McCain

Green Toy Stores

Shopping for Eco Friendly and Natural Wood Toys in New York City.
Jan…
January 20, 2010/by Imelda McCain

The Journal News – Toy Stores

Playing Mantis toy stores sell simple, handmade toys that promote…
June 29, 2009/by Imelda McCain

VOGUE Magazine

"Need it Now: Enchanted Endeavor"
by Stephanie LaCava, edited…
June 6, 2009/by Imelda McCain

The Hook Magazine

“Imelda McCain can’t help but restore your faith in humanity.…
June 4, 2009/by Imelda McCain

Nature and Nurture

NEARBY
By Lauren m. Rush

Imelda McCain was a nurse for 15…
December 27, 2008/by Imelda McCain

Playing Mantis – Treasure Box

Treasure Box
By Lynn Lozer
January 10, 2008/by Imelda McCain