Dollie

17 Jun 2011
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Dollie is a fiber "paper doll" of quilted wet and needle felting.

Dollie is cut from the cabled front of a felted sweater I found at the local Goodwill. The outfits are a mix of needle wet felted sweaters and wool yardage. The button is a VERY old dime from my great-grandmother's button box - thought it an appropriate way to hang the purse. :-) As I live in the Haight Ashbury / San Francisco, Dollie has both her downtown outfit, complete with pearls, and weekend wear, including polymer clay iPod. Buttons attach the outfits to Dollie.

The quilted background is cotton/wool batting with Ritz dye -- from a Quilting Arts article (can't remember the issue), and wet felted  sweaters.

I had fun with this one, and I hope Dollie gives you memories of your days with paper dolls!

Jen


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Dale Kathryn wrote
on 18 Jun 2011 8:32 AM

Thanks for sharing Dollie. She certainly DID remind me of paper dolls!

bofogray wrote
on 27 Sep 2011 7:02 AM

Nice use of found objects - very clever!  What a fun piece!