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/ .
Paisley Praise is named for one of the 8 fabrics used to create her gorgeous Renaissance style dress with bell sleeves. Her tattered wings are made of cotton "feathers" on poseable wire. Paisley is kneeling with her arms out stretched and eyes closed giving thanks for all her blessings. A variation, Lady Paisley, can be made with no wings, posed seated with her hands in her lap. Step by step instructions are included for needlesculpting and face painting techniques, in addition to creating this lovely doll body and costume. While kneeling, Paisley measures approximately 12" in tall.