How are HUMMA-horses made

HUMMA Hobby Horses are handmade. In this section we will show you how HUMMA horses are made.

The stick

The sticks are made of Finnish birch. A local carpenter saws the birch logs into bars and makes perfectly round sticks using a lathe-machine. After this the sticks are threated for additional durability.

The fabric

The Hobby Horses are made of durable velboa-fabric. The pieces are cut out using different patterns. The pieces are marked to fit together. Sewing a Hobbyhorse is a really accurate job. It requires a lot of practice and accurate hands. Especially when sewing different details, like the ears and blazes.

Here is shown how to sew a blaze on a hobby horse

The mane

The mane is made of wool threads. The thickness and length of the threads differs depending on which horse we are making. Some horses have a mane made of one colour, and some have a mix of colours. Finally, the threads are cut of equal length and combed.

The mane machine for hobby horses


The Hobby horses are filled with a filling made of recycled PET-bottles. The filling of the hobbyhorse is the most challenging part of all the process. Here the horse gets its shape and weight.

Filling a hobby horse


The shadows and eyes are painted. The paintings are made by a local artist, and she has been granted artistical freedom. That's one reason why every HUMMA Hobby Horse is unique. There isn't two Humma hobby horses that look the same.

A painted hobby horse