We had three amazing finished dolls, by Nita, Katie, and Martha at our September 2013 meeting. Nita's fabric choices are perfect, as always, with hand-dyed velvet, cheesecloth, shibori silk and ribbon yarn draped in the costume.
Katie's doll is more fully costumed, again in wonderful colors and trims, with lovely hair-dos.
Martha could not bear to cut into the fabulous spangly blue scarf she used, so the goddesses will keep it safe for her.
So far we have many more dolls in-progress than finished. Mary's doll showcases fabrics she hand-dyed herself, combined with purchased batiks.
Andrea pieced the body strips to vary the value in her monochrome scheme.
She also worked out the scale needed to stand her goddesses on a found stone base. Here's a perspective shot:
Next post, we'll show the back of this doll, as Jude kicks off our 'embellishment' program.
|Maiden, Mother, and Crone by Nita|
|Exuberance, Joy, and Wisdom by Katie|
|A Woman's Journey by Martha|
|four-fifths and one-third scale|
Back up to full-size... Jude made delightful hair for her maiden from narrow pinked strips of fabric, and added sleeves and metal bracelets to her costumes.