| Category: Beginnner
| Doll Artist:
Helen Grossman Profile / Articles / Webpage
| Description: Pattern -
Ann Maullin , the name after her doll as well Beading and dressing - mine :)
Beading on her headpiece took me
almost a week, tubular peyote stitching
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| The Critics:Helen has made imaginative use of her
fabric, creating a side draped dress and a scrunched stole which
drapes well across the back.
The bodice is also a nice cut
for this doll. Its difficult to see what happens with the royal blue
fabric around her feet (tell us Helen, or direct us to another photo). I find
the royal blue a trifle strong against the lilac but this is purely a personal
thing..each to his own taste
the red hair also distracted me slightly,
although it does make her a character!
I kept imagining her with an
oversized turban and trailing feather
or even with a
twenties bob and the beading used as a cross-forehead headband (though for that
the eyes would have needed to be lower down the face or else extra padding to
left the hair off the forehead
pretty much experimentation!
Not having seen the original
pattern I dont know if this is a pointy chin doll or if you have had the
problem that seems to vex us all when we start Ive certainly got
more witches than fairies gracing my shelves
but I will have something to
say much later on about what it takes to fix pointy chins (apart from
practice!), and hopefully others will contribute as well.
Im also not surprised that
the peyote beading took so long Ive struggled and so far only made
a fringed breech cloth for one doll there is obviously a knack to doing
Like everything, I suppose it
all takes practice. Congratulations on the Best Embellishment
Im sure that will spur you to more beading!
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 !!