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.
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)
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
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.