| Category: Beginnner
Symphony, going to the Opera
| Doll Artist:
Mary Conner Profile /
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Medium: All cloth
| Description: This
pattern for the body is from an old Cloth Doll Magazine Dress and finish work
is orginal design
| Inspirations: ...
| Herstory: ...
| The Critics: Mary chose to keep to a simple design
for her clothing and jewellery which gives her doll a regal effect the
little feather in the hair is a nice touch.
Id like to have seen her
hands but they disappeared into the darkness, which is a pity, as the arms of
the gloves work well (Mary, did you make them separately or just make the arm
pattern in black? Most effective anyway)
Dollmakers will tell you that
you need to have one eye length between eyes to stop them from appearing
crossed. One of the best ways I have discovered for trying out a face is to
cover the face with cling film (Saran Wrap, Glad Wrap, whatever name you know
it by) then draw on it with a fine black marker.
You can see if the face is
going to work for you then just push pins through at the corners of the
eyes and mouth and you can mark the points onto the fabric with your
disappearing pen and draw in from there. (Removing the cling film first, of
Its hard to keep a balance
when drawing straight onto the face, more so when you are new to it!
As you become more confident I'm
sure you will enjoy trimming and embellishing it will give you great
pleasure (Im only just beginning to loosen up with embellishing,
so I do know)
To some people it is second
nature to some of us its a little harder to let go! Enjoy your
All critics are
by participant Sue Farmer if you want to learn what
makes she write them please read her article: Where Angels Fear to Tread !!