FABRIC SCULPTURE DOLLS
Being excessive, I sometimes pull out more stitches than I put in ...(hearing my grandmother's voice! "MAKE YOUR STITCHES SMALLER ") No two of my dolls are ever alike(EVEN IF I TRIED) my fingers have a mind of their own using tea-dyed Pima cotton, silk threads, German Chalks, Mohair, wire, and Cotton Batting. I create one of a kind soul mates. Their arms and legs are articulated using waxed linen and pearl buttons, all of their clothing is hand-stitched adding vintage lace and trims that I have collected over the years, handmade felt sari ribbons, embroidery floss, and knitted coats and vests cotton and silks that adorn their bodies. Clay faces and hands and feet are sculpted with air-dry clay and a toothpick then colored with watercolors or chalk and filled with the mat finished and then wax.