You may have noticed that we have a new banner at the top of our blog. Here you will find a full picture of each doll, along with credit to the dollmakers and the pattern designers.
The first face belongs to this doll, made for our Fassett Fabric Challenge in 2011. Ann C. made this doll, using a Patti Culea pattern from the book Creative Cloth Doll Beading. It is a beautiful example of the 'standard' needle-sculpted cloth face, with features colored by colored pencils, permanent markers, and acrylic paint.
The second face in the banner was made in our Spring 2012 workshop with Leslie Molen. Katie created this cloth-over-cloth face with inset eyes, and used a fantastic beaded fabric for the hat to set it off. Here is the post about our class.
The only male face in the banner is also needle-sculpted cloth. Mary started this doll in our 2006 Elven King workshop with Judy Skeel. Due to his strong nose and rather imperious expression, he ended up with a definite resemblance to the Harry Potter character Lucius Malfoy.
The center face in the banner was made by Ann R. in our 2011 workshop with Annie Hesse. This is an in-progress picture taken during the workshop itself, but the doll did eventually get arms! The fully-beaded face is a departure from our usual cloth faces, but was an awesome technique to learn.
The next picture is an example of cloth-over-clay construction. The face was sculpted out of clay first, and then covered with fabric and colored. Nita made this lovely doll during a workshop taught by our very own Leslie W.
The next-to-last photo in the banner is an old-fashioned embroidered face, sewn by Julie G. for a Gail Wilson doll. Julie got to take a class with Gail in the spring of 2010, and made this adorable Lottie doll. Gail is quite the queen of old-fashioned dollies, so we had to include one of her designs here.
The last doll was made by Andrea B., in a 2004 workshop with Christine Shively. Our club has invited Christine to teach more than once, because her faces are so much fun to color. This workshop included both The Countess doll and The Extraordinary Chair. The flat face was colored using Prismacolor pencils, acrylic paint, and a fine-line Micron pen.
|A collection of faces, made by members of the doll club.|
|Greater-Crested Ruby-Throated Dream Chaser, |
made by Ann C. from a Patti Culea pattern
|Princess Chun Woo, made by Katie in a workshop with Leslie Molen|
|Lucius, made by Mary M. in a workshop with Judy Skeel|
|Garden Party doll, made by Ann R. in a workshop with Annie Hesse.|
|GwynnEllen, made by Nita in a workshop with Leslie W.|
|Lottie, made by Julie G. in a class with Gail Wilson|
|Gothic Princess, made by Andrea in a workshop with Christine Shively|