Monday, July 19, 2010

The Maya & Elise Topsy Turvy Doll

Elise and Maya have a wonderful gramma, Lark, who has commissioned me to make a doll that they can play with when they go over to visit her.
Here are photos of the beginning of the Elise and Maya doll:
The fabric is ramie, a natural fiber made from the stems of thistles.
Silk thread
Sketching the faces with water soluble colored pencils.
Lip stitching.
Both faces have been stitched and colored by hand. Next I sew the dolls inside out and then turn them outside in.
Stitched but not stuffed.
I used over two pounds of stuffing, densely packed.
The clothing is a variety of cloth samples stitched on to the bodies. (More photos to come)


judy said...

Delightful to see an artist at work!

Brenda said...

I am so excited to see the finished project. I'll have to show Molly. I believe she was one of the first to play/see your prototype. She still talks about the fine and pretty details on those dolls. And yes, we miss you guys too!

Ann said...

Those are turning out great, dad! I still love your triangle pencils, too.

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