Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Adventures in Doll-making

I've begun a little adventure in doll-making. I'm not sure what exactly set me off, perhaps the beautiful cloth dolls I'm seeing around the blogosphere, perhaps the Waldorf dolls that keep catching my eye, and certainly the final straw of finding this book on doll-making in my studio a few weeks ago. So, armed with this lovely book...

...and some natural muslin, beige flannel and chocolate flannel, I'm making a beginning. Now my ponderings are filled with musings about embroidery versus painted features, simple or detailed, hair styles, outfits...lots of fun!

The first few bodies are now sewn up and awaiting permanent features. Here they are with pins marking potential placement.

More dolls coming your way soon.


Elizabeth said...

Very cool--have you seen Mimi Kirchner's work?

Sarah said...

So cute, Marie...Sarah & I love them...can't wait to see them finished! ~ Janet