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I love making dolls with a vintage feel. My "Verity" cloth doll pattern has been available as a traditional paper pattern since 2008. The detailed instructions (17 pages worth) include lots of illustrations and photos.
Verity is to be made from a good quality woven fabric like tightly woven muslin. She stands about 18 or 22 inches tall - two sizes are included in this pattern. Wire armature strengthens and stabilizes her neck. Her face is needle sculpted. She has sewn, stuffed and attached ears. Her face, neck, upper chest/back and lower arms are painted with layers of "Messy Mix" (dollmaker Helen Pringle's recipe), gesso, and acrylic paints. Her shoes are painted in acrylics, with paperclay heels. Her facial features are painted in acrylics and shaded with colored pencils, powder blush, and pastels. Her hair is Tibetan lamb on the hide, made into a wig and glued in place. Her hands are a realistic mitt design, with hand-sewn finger divisions. Verity's clothing is removable. She is intended for display or very gentle play.
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I've always been a crafter and grew up in a crafting family, so it's really a part of who I am. I've been a doll maker and designer since the mid 1990s, but am always trying new things.
I maintain my own website (www.blueherondolls.com) and keep a blog as well (www.blueherondolls.blogspot.com).