June 1 & 2, 2010
"California Rag Wall Doll"
Dottie Millington and Maryann Thompson wanted to make a CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL. We discussed, ahead of time, what supplies they would need. After their supplies were purchased, we got together and I gave them each a peg loom and taught them how to warp it and cut their fabric into strips and weave. Also at home they cut, sewed and stuffed their doll's arms and legs and prepared the belt, cuffs, and neck piece.
On June 1 and 2, 2010, when they came to my home, they cut, sewed, stuffed, needle sculpted and then painted their doll's face and then cut and sewed and added an armature to their doll's hands. They then sewed the bodice to the woven skirt, attached the hands to the arms and the arms to the bodice and the legs to the skirt. Finally they attached the neck to the bodice and added the head. The final step was to add the doll's hair.
They did a wonderful job.
Left to right - Maryann, Maurine (me) and Dottie - Putting their dolls together
Dottie - Attaching the legs
Dottie - Sewing up the neck
Maryann and Dottie - Waiting for our faces
Maurine (me) and Dottie painting our doll's faces
Dottie - I need some hair
Dottie and her finished doll
Maurine and Dottie and her finished doll