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« on: March 20, 2006 06:20:10 PM »


 This is my first time posting and also my first time to ever make a doll. Just learning about felt and felting.

Hope my pictures come out O.K., These are my first 2 Dolls. I colored the wool and then needle felted and wrapped Roving to create them. I have 2 more I  made will post their pics if this post shows pics correctly.
Never thought I would be in to making Dolls but I have really been swept up in the magic of felting and these Dolls just came out with no planning or experience.
I have been very inspied by reading other post on this forum.

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Here's my Pics- Hope this works and I hope image is big enough.






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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2006 04:52:22 AM »


 This is my first time posting and also my first time to ever make a doll. Just learning about felt and felting.

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Never thought I would be in to making Dolls but I have really been swept up in the magic of felting and these Dolls just came out with no planning or experience.
I have been very inspied by reading other post on this forum.

Thank You


So glad you took up the needle.  Needle felting does "just seem to happen" for some, it is wonderful.  It is hard to see detail on the small size photos, but even with that the overall shape and color is so pretty.  Plus one just wants to reach out and touch them.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2006 08:01:35 AM »

Yes can't really see details too much. I wish I put a different size picture in.
The top doll is holding a bird and the bottom is holding a basket of roving.
 My dolls don't have a lot of details. Mix between folk doll and watercolor.
I'm trying to keep it soft with no faces. Everyone can see what they want to see in them.
 For example some people think the top doll is Peruvian or maybe Mongolian or a Gypsy. I don't say- It's whatever you want.
Bottom Doll some people see African Some Indian. I like the Mystery.

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2006 08:55:30 AM »

Very pretty! I've been itching to try something larger than the tiny needle felted things I've been doing. I feel inspired by you doll to try a figure. I took my last final last night, so now I have two weeks of freedom! Yea for crafting time. I agree with GraceO the colors and shape of your doll are great.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2006 09:05:15 AM »

 Thanks Crafty Kate,

Triple Yeah for crafting time!
 I have a toddler and make these dolls during nap time if possible.

Can't wait to see your doll or soft sculpture creation.



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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2006 10:34:44 AM »

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 My dolls don't have a lot of details. Mix between folk doll and watercolor.
I'm trying to keep it soft with no faces. Everyone can see what they want to see in them.
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 I like the Mystery.

Yes, me too.  You seem to be getting that balance just right, too.  The dolls have a hard to describe allure - and require the viewer to interact and search their memory to make it a complete picture.  That is soooo cool.
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