Judy Skeel began as a self taught artist requested to teach her cloth doll figures at doll clubs, quilt shops and doll and quilt conferences in the USA and Canada. She selling her own doll patterns ...
Judy Skeel began as a self taught artist requested to teach her cloth doll figures at doll clubs, quilt shops and doll and quilt conferences in the USA and Canada. She selling her own doll patterns in 1999 , and began teaching workshops on line a few years later. Judy has been fortunate to be published in Patti Culea's book Creative Cloth Doll Faces as well as with her own designs and work published in several dollmaking periodicals such as Contemporary Dollmaker, Doll Reader, Doll Crafter and Costumer and Soft Dolls and Animals.
Judy was the editor/ owner of The Association For People Who Play With Dolls newsletter for four years until health issues prevented her from continuing. She maintained online workshops and is excited to finally be publishing new doll patterns again, as well as traveling to teach!
You can visit Judy's blog at: http://skeelhaven.blogspot.com/ .
Destiny, a 17 inch elegant doll is distinguished in sexy stiletto heels that show off her shapely legs and insert into her stand or allow her to stand freely. She can be Gothic in black with a spider tattoo on one breast or by changing the color and clothing options a glorious bride or elegant debutant.
Techniques in this pattern include needle sculpting a cloth face and applying cloth over cloth to hide face seams, step-by-step face color details, detailed bead work to create an elegant collar and wrist bands including the peyote stitch, picot stitch and free form beading as well as painting a faux marble base. Learn secrets to making elegant hands with tips to stitch and turn perfect fingers as well as techniques to properly wire, stuff and shape hands in realistic poses.