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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 ...

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Beetle Babe

from With Love from Skeelhaven
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Beetle Babe
Beetle Babe Briwyn Close
Beetle Babe Free Motion Embroidery
Beetle Babe Brody Beetle
Beetle Babe Costume
Beetle Babe Beetle Babe

Pattern Description:

Briwyn is a garden faerie and stands on her beetle buddy Brody's back holding securely to vine woven reigns as she patrols under the hosta leaves and in between the bluebells and the columbine to make sure things are in order. Her costume is hand dyed and singed silk, draped in fibers and beads and toped with a Free Motion Embroidery (FME) corset but could easily be completed in pre-dyed fabrics and without the FME for a less challenging project. Brody has a shell also made with FME using different types of fibers. This pattern is full of techniques and options including: a flat face and a needle sculpted head as well as a choice between individually wired articulated fingers and mitten hands. With the added options this pattern will be fun for doll makers of all skill levels. Make this doll with as many or as few techniques as you choose!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Doll 15", with Beetle 20"

You Will Also Need:

  • Silk
  • Angelina Fibers
  • Flesh colored cotton
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Fancy fibers for skirt
  • Tsukineko all purpose ink
  • 1/8" Aluminum Armature wire

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