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« on: June 28, 2014 01:44:27 AM »



Looking on the internet for new doll making techniques I came across this lovely video tutorial by Chyiin.
It doesn't matter if you can't understand Chinese because her video demonstration is so good.
The technique is intended to be used on short nylon socks but works well with any nylons.



These little dears are so quick to make.  Easily done in a leisurely half hour.  I don't think they are really suitable as toys for small children but I love the cute little faces and how quick they are to do with a few stitches.
There are also more instructions for similar dolls at https://picasaweb.google.com/116996913647993481187/CandySockDollies#

A great way of using up old stockings and tights although for  the first one I made the girl in pink the nylons were perhaps a bit too old.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014 05:27:02 AM »

I think they are adorable!  They would work for small children, so long as you didn't use any beads for eyes, etc. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014 06:40:36 AM »

So cute! I had that video bookmarked on my old computer so thank you for sharing for me to rediscover it  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014 04:00:12 PM »

They are adorable!  I love their little pug noses!

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014 03:27:39 AM »

Thank you for the kind words. They really were quite quick and easy to make.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014 03:39:23 AM »

I've found another similar instructional video for these stocking dolls. No words just a piano accompaniment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R00ouSIhEZc

And this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpO2jY8Bv28  is just a series of still photographs.  No words but occasional Russian captions. A different technique using the same kind of nylons and with more elaborate needlesculpting of the face.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014 06:07:49 AM »

I am having difficulty finding the colored nylons.  I have a few more places I am going to try.  Thanks for the new links!
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014 04:57:44 AM »

When I was younger my mom made some bear Christmas ornaments out of nylons in a similar style!  Very cute!
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014 12:51:59 PM »

Those are really cute. My mom had a doll made out of nylons in the 80's. Will put on my to do list.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2014 03:49:11 PM »

I made one!  Hope you don't mind me tagging onto your post, elderflower....just wanted you to know that I appreciated the link...and I do believe I learned a bit of Chinese in the process (I had to watch the You Tube video many times! Grin)



I used regular socks, which were a bit tight to stretch but it was all I could find.  I had no idea what thread she was using to wrap around so I used waxed dental floss.

I also learned that the polyfil that we have readily available in the USA easily leaks out of the nylon...it was shedding all over the place!

But, I think he is cute!!
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