Saturday, 29 August 2009

Another wrapped wire doll

I adapted one of the patterns from Ray Slater's Cloth Dolls Book ......
to make a doll about 11" high - Ray's pattern is for a doll around 23" high.
I wrapped the wire with wadding, but this time I gave her a much more rounded body, so that hopefully there was enough to 'hang' a dress on. I then wrapped it all with strips of white silk.
Then came the dress - this I made by layering very thin ulled out pieces of wool and various threads between two layers of cold water soluble stuff, and stitching like made all over to form a new piece of 'fabric'. When I'd washed away the soluble stuff and dried the piece, I then added the lace 'bodice'. I found some feathers in the garden and just laid them around the bottom, for the scan. I haven't made up my mind whether to stitch them around the bottom of the dress, or not. I rather like the ragged edge.........
She isn't finished yet, as I want to make some exotic head dress, and some form of covering for her arms, but other more urgent things are calling, so I just tied some goat's hair around her head, to take the pic. It looks better than leaving her bald!



Dig those boots though ..............!


10 comments:

Heather said...

She looks gorgeous and very trendy. Love the feathers round the hem.

Julie said...

Very funky lady!

Doreen G said...

woohoo what a "doll" --Love the feathers as well.

quiltchick said...

She's fabulous Val. I love the dress, can't wait to see what you are going to do for the headpiece.

Pat said...

The dress is wonderful Val, look forward to seeing her finished.

dot said...

Absolutely beautiful...what more can i say!

sharon young said...

She's fabulous, Val, her face is delightful and i love the dress.
She reminds of a deb as I'm reading Past Imperfect at the moment and it's all about the last coming out Season in the '60's where the girls all wore white dresses to be presented.

maggi said...

Fabulous Val. Did you make the boots as well? You are so clever

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

She is already looking good and a personality is evolving. A bit of a hippy look - very nice!

Alis said...

She is wonderful Val. I just love the feathers on the bottom of the dress. Actually I think I want the dress ;0)