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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 ...

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Midnight Garden Stump Doll

from Little Bit Wired
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Midnight Garden Stump Doll
Midnight Garden Stump Doll pattern
Midnight Garden Stump Doll back
Midnight Garden Stump Doll Midnight Garden

Pattern Description:

Doll measures 15.5" tall

An original cloth art doll sewing pattern. Pattern pieces have been developed to print on 8.5" x 11" inch paper. Recommended for intermediate doll makers, but is a great learning tool for beginners.
Learn How to:
- Create a Hand armature
- A head that moves
- a darted bust
- a needle sculpted face
- creating embellished fabric
- detailed eye and feature painting
- creating your own hair wefts

 Body fabric, lycra, cotton, doe skin etc.
 Stump (Dress Fabric, I use a cotton Batik)
 Poly fil
 Heavy Card stock or wood base (these will be inside the stump to give it a firm base)
 Hair of your choice, I've used two colours of Saran for my version from a weft I've recycled
 Acrylics
 Colored pencils
 Upholstery thread
 Thread
 Doll needles
 Hemostats
 Pipe cleaners
 Silk flowers
 Silk ribbon
 Beads
 beading needles
 other embellishments (I found a silk scarf in my stash that perfectly matched my dolls dress)

A beautiful cloth doll pattern that has slight sway to her body position. A solid base, small hands, finger armature and a great embellishment project.

Measuring 15,5 inches tall, she is a an original Cloth Stump Doll. She has a wooden base inside, covered with fabric. Her body is gently curved to make her look like she's walking.
After carefully designing the pattern, her fingers were carefully turned, wired and stuffed. The rest of her body and head are also stuffed hard with all new polyfil.
Her dress is embellished with a silk scarf, silk flowers, beads and lace.
Her hair was carefully sewn in place with both brown and black saran. Silk ribbons and flowers adorn her hair as well.