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'Krista" Fully needlesculpted Cloth Doll


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'Krista', Sculpted Cloth Doll was designed to teach people how to do needle sculpturing. Made from cotton fabric; "Krista" is fully sculpted - clear instructions - and can be dressed in any style, from contemporary to old fashioned. "Krista" is able to be posed, with movable arms and legs and at 20 inches tall, can be played with. A wire armature holds the ankles firm and her high-heeled shoes are painted on. "Krista" is not a costly doll to make, and is meant to be more about the sculpted body than the clothing, so there are no clothing patterns included except for knickers! I have used stretch velvet to make her dress as it is just a sheath and can be slipped on and embellished as required. Krista has a soft sculpted head, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, a wire armature, a four piece soft sculpted body with sculpted breasts, Painted/drawn eyes with false eyelashes (optional), button joints, and a fur wig, with lots of room for design options. A4 size, 14 page pattern and construction notes. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Should have made a few dolls and be familiar with needlesculpting. Should be familiar with some doll making techniques SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Krista stands at 20 inches (50cm) tall

Supplies Needed

  • Fat quarter Muslin or apricot/peach Cotton Sewing Machine, with open toe foot. Haemostats, turning tools, or thin firm plastic straw or metal pipe and toothpicks. Face painting supplies i.e. coloured pencils or watercolour pencils, gel pens, fine-tip pigma pens, Acrylic paint. Polyester Stuffing and stuffing tools Four 1cm wide coverable shank buttons, or old buttons on a shank Fishing line nylon for jointing. Long fine sculpting needle #7 darner, and long doll needle for jointing Sharp scissors , both fabric and paper Pencil for tracing pattern Freezer paper (from fabric shop)
  • Sewing Machine, with open toe foot. Needles & matching thread
  • Two 10cm lengths of wire (wire clothesline strands will do) wrapped in masking tape. 10 pipe cleaners or 5 chenille sticks Hair - long fur fabric about 20x20cms Pale chalk pastel for face colour-Faber Castel#132*** $2 shop false Eyelashes Spray fixative or hair spray

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SFM Cloth dolls With Attitude!
SFM Cloth dolls With Attitude!
Wife, mother, grandmother, Community Worker working with people with disabilities, and a longstanding interest in fabric , design and dolls. Educated in pattern design, art studies, and interest and a little training in people and personalities. My interest in cloth dollmaking has grown into a passion for this art form and I now design my own patterns and teach classes and workshops, both online with Fabric Addictions as well as locally, and recently invited to be an assistant coordinator on Cloth Doll Artistry's Cloth doll Studio. My special interest is in needle sculpting, making expressive faces to show character & attitude.