For many years I traveled to teach cloth dollmaking as well as taught from my home studio. I took time off for my health and now I find myself branching out into other arts and mediums as well as returning to those techniques I taught years ago, even before my dollmaking days. Needle and Ribbon Embroidery are just one example. I want to work on more mixed media pieces beginning with a canvas, as well as designing more dolls. It feels great to be back in the saddle again!
Fetch is sculpted from polymer clay and has a cloth body and limbs. Hands and feet are also polymer.
The sculpting tool in his hands is his way of helping in the studio - handing me tools. I still need to add a button as a brooche on his shoulder and a little button on the side of his thigh but other than that he is complete.
This little Ghostly Goth Girl was made in a class with Michelle Lynch. Way out of my box, though she still turned out to have a pretty face, she has gears, a clock and a working compass to make her a little steampunk. The propeller on her head spins! She is sculpted in Apoxie Sculpt. The whole event was loads of fun but the classes were superb!
I created four new dolls to take to Artistic Figures in Cloth and Clay as samples for my Bits and Bibs demo. I'll be creating blooms to embellish, etc. The doll above has a bicolored checille yarn for her hair and wears two matching folded roses from the same fabric as her blouse.
Doll two wears a wig made by my friend Jody Miller. She also wears two bicolored cabbage roses.
Doll three has a bloom made by running severeal circles of fabric through a flame to singe and curl or melt and them. he circles are stacked and a center is added.
Doll four wears crinkled silk and white ribbon "carnations."