Sunday, 5 December 2010

New doll

Can I introduce you to Liv - one of my latest cloth dolls.

I first modelled the head of clay, over which I stretched cotton fabric. This allows me to make a series of dolls from the same head. Each face is different as I slightly adjust the fabric and change the way I paint the faces. Liv's face is painted with water colours.

Her clothes are sewn out of antique fabrics. I believe the fabric is from Hindeloopen, one of the 11 cities, famous for its traditional costume (see link). Although I'm not sure of the origins, I do know it's both beautiful and very old.

The shoes are modeled out of paperclay, which allows her to stand on her own. 

I hope you will like her as much as I do!


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