Wednesday, 22 April 2009

My first wire doll

As I mentioned in a previous post, I bought Ray Slater's Book on doll making, and drew up a pattern for a wire doll about 11" tall. The ones in the book appear to be about 23" tall, which were a bit big for me.
Here we have it all wrapped in polyester wadding ready for the next stage...

and this is a scan of it wrapped in strips of silk, strips of netting, and bits of chenille wool.

Now she is beaded on her body, and bits of trims added, and those boots certainly give her attitude!


So much so, I caught her doing a jig this morning! The boots enable her to stand all on her own. They were black, but painted up gold quite well.
I bought another pair of boots this week, longer, with laces up the front ............



10 comments:

ANNA said...

she is awesome!!! what a beautiful face! i have the book too but have spent too much time drooling rather than making!

Genie said...

Great work Val

Heather said...

I'm not usually attracted to dolls, but yours is fantastic - what a trendy Miss she is. You've converted me! Love the gold boots.

Doreen G said...

She sure has atttude Val and "those boots are made for walking" I would say.

Pat said...

She's great Val, are the new boots for her or is she getting a friend?

quiltchick said...

She's fab Val.......i'm really going to have to get the book now aren't I!!

dot said...

Val, she's lovely, have you seen the film "Kinky Boots"? I really enjoyed it and your doll brought it to mind. As always the attention is in the detail as they say and you do it so well. wikk need to encourage "Quiltchick" to purchase the book so i can share!sw

Alis said...

How great is she! I love her attitude ;0)
Most definitely Kinky Boots!

sharon young said...

Oh Val, she's gorgeous!! I just love the addition of the boots. Do you ever watch My Family? if so she reminds me of Abby.
You're so clever :-)

Jeanette said...

Wow! She looks great! You have done it againg Val - inspired me to doll making. You are a constant source of inspiration!!!! Can`t wait to try this out. Must try to get my hand on the book though.

Take care
Jeanette