This post was written in 2006, when I was living in Israel. During that time, I enjoyed participating in "Round Robins" with other doll makers from around the world. My dog got a hold of one of these dolls. Here's what happened:
Last week I was designing a new pattern, and today I am in the mood for an experiment of sorts. I only finished the torso (I always begin with that!) and spent so much time on it. When it was done, well - I decided to play with it. I spent so many hours tweaking the pattern. It was the perfect release of bottled up frustration and energy.
If you're looking for something out of this world for a faery or otherwise fantastic doll, try making shoes from embroidery thread. You'll need a sewing machine with a free motion embroidery foot, a hoop, water soluble stabilizer, and of course, thread!
If you're like me, you've got a bazillion bits of fabric scraps lying around after a hearty day at crafting work. I used to throw it all away, but I've discovered that they can be quite valuable- you'd be surprised what new materials you can create with scraps.
Have you ever wondered which colored pencils to use for cloth dolls?
Most people think of painting or sketching as art - not dollmaking. And painting on fabric is even more uncommon. I couldn't find any help, so I had to do a lot of trial and error to understand how pencils can work well on fabric.