Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wood Dolls verses Cloth

I fell in-love with this Continental Wood Doll
Look how wonderfully her face has been hand carved!
I am ALWAYS looking for faces.I fine the real vintage to be my favorite.
I love their techniques from simple to their deep shadings .
Wood is one of the earliest known materials used to make dolls.
dating back as far as the 1500's. Certainly have held up beautifull through the centuries
When I saw this picture of this doll my thought was why not cloth!

"Lydia Peglow" circa 1760 Queen Anne style doll carved from wood
Wood verse's Cloth!!
Claire Pruitt created a a wooden style doll Pattern useing Cloth!
I have this pattern ..I haven't attempted to create it yet..But I just love the pattern and how it really looks just like a wood doll when finished , it is just amazing!
To see more of ClairePruitt's pattern go to




3 comments:

JKW said...

Sherrie, is the doll stiff also like a wood doll? Would she have used different materials, stuffed it tight, or starched it? Just curious, b/c it really does look like wood from the picture. Blessings, Janet

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Hi There Janet
She uses fiberfill and does stuff tight..It is remarkable
Hope this helps.

creativedawn said...

Sherrie,
You will love making the Claire Pruitt Penny Doll! The orange hair doll in the heading of my blog is one made from that pattern! She tied for third place in the FOCD yahoo group contest and was recently pictured in the Soft Dolls and Animals November issue, along with all the other winners of the "Penny Doll Challenge" ! What a wonderful pattern!
I look forward to seeing your "Penny" doll!
hugz
Pam