Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Berry Fairy

I've been on vacation so didn't do much sewing but I did get to play some golf. When we got back I went to a 2 day workshop sponsored by the Indy Cloth Dollmakers. Leslie Wright (one of our own members) led the workshop where we all created a fairy. We learned how to do a cloth overlay on a scultptured face. Leslie provided the sculpted paperclay face and pattern for the doll. I learned a lot and will use some of the techniques in future projects. For my fairy I chose chocolate colored micro suede that has a faint embossed design. It looks like she has all over body tattoo. I have some berry branches that I am going to include in her setting so I chose a berry print for her dress. Her wings are made from Angelina fiber and wire. The doll has a wire armature so she can be posed and can be free standing or sitting. I took pictures of her today but I need to take more with better light and put her in her final setting. Enjoy!

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