About 14 years ago I accepted a transfer to Winnipeg where I was inspired a by a friend to start making cloth dolls before that I studied art and made jewellery, painted and pretty much did what ever ...
About 14 years ago I accepted a transfer to Winnipeg where I was inspired a by a friend to start making cloth dolls before that I studied art and made jewellery, painted and pretty much did what ever inspired me. In January I moved my art dolls to their own home on etsy, so you can find them at www.nancyperennec.etsy.com
I am as crazy about fabric, ribbon and beads as most women are about shoes. I'd rather fabric shop than clothing shop any day... unless that is we're going to a vintage shop. I look at the clothes there as shopping for supplies as well.... another thing I can take apart and re-purpose.
I'm also a little nuts about learning technique and products. As such, I haven't settled into to being just a cloth doll artist, puppet maker, doll maker, jewelry designer, knitter or sculptor. I'm all of the above.
My art dolls, puppets and accessories have gone on to new homes around the world via ebay and etsy.
I am a member the ADO, Art Dolls Only, Art Doll Sculpting Guild, the South Etobicoke Doll Artists Guild, registered with International doll artist registry, daughter, sister, aunt, colleague, teacher and friend.
I get inspiration from books and movies and everyday life and other peoples creativity.
I try to be especially careful in my listings to make them as accurate as possible but should you have a question please feel free to contact me. Buying an art doll is an investment for a collector and I will give you as much background as you need in how I came about constructing the piece.
All my dolls are signed and most uniquely one of a kind. I do on occasion make a doll from a pattern of an artist I may have come across. These patterns help me learn new techniques and I always give credit where credit is due.
Thanks for spending time with me.
Oh so cute!!!!
An original jointed cloth art doll sewing pattern. 37 pages of detailed instructions including step by step colour photos, options for hair, detailed face painting and body blushing instructions. Pattern pieces need to print on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper.
Recommended for intermediate doll makers, but is a great learning tool for beginners as it offers lots of detailed instructions.
Includes tutu, ballet slippers, overskirt, hair options, face painting and body blushing instructions. Unique joints, and armature allow for easy movement.
LEARN HOW TO:
create a hand armature
a head that moves
needle sculpting a face, toes, ankles and fingers
detailed eye and feature painting and;
Hinged elbow and knee joints
a lambskin wig
make a tutu and overskirt
make ballet slippers
See the doll also for sale in my etsy shop. Measuring 15,5 inches tall, she is a an original Jointed Cloth Art Doll. Her unique joints allow for almost complete movement. Wrists and fingers are posable due to armature inside.
After carefully designing the pattern, testing and editing she isnow ready to be tried by you!