Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Embroidered Doll Face
I embroidered the face and used it for my Crazy Quilt Mermaid
Crazy Quilt Dolls
The patchwork panel was embroidered while spending time on a Ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland several years ago.
Inspired by my very talented friend Stephanie Novatski (Novablossoms.com) and using what I have gathered in Dollmaking know how during workshops by several well-known Art Doll Makers,
I designed the doll bodies with the limited amount of embroidered patchwork fabric I had available in mind, then found 2 heads I had worked on during workshops with Patty Culea but decided to follow the embroidered face designed by Elinor Peace Bailey for her small Barock Angel for my CQ Mermaid
Finally, I added make up powders to give her face some "life' and for the Mermaids hair, I cut narrow strips of fabric from a T-shirt, braided these and stitched many braids to her head.
Now , I will have to decide on her name.....
Paperclay sculpted Fish Fairy
Doll was sculpted from paperclay during a workshop at the Artsy Soul Shop in Manahawkin, NJ
designer Colleen Colquhoun Athens sharing her "know hows" and being a fantastic teacher as well as being such FUN to be with. Love ya, Coll
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