Chaya Nessa loves flowers. I designed this doll and wove the fabric for her clothes. She is named after my youngest granddaughter.
This is the doll that appears on page 376 of the book "500 HANDMADE DOLLS: MODERN EXPLORATIONS OF THE HUMAN FORM" published by Lark Books.
CHAYA NESSA'S GOLD AND BROWN SKIRT:
This skirt was woven on the same warp as the flowered blouse using doubled 2/17 wool. The yellow weft is also 2/17 wool. I used a pattern from "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Pattern: Edited by Carol Strickler, page 28, pattern 97p for this weave.
CHAYA NESSA'S BLOUSE & SKIRT TRIM FABRIC:
The weave for this blouse is an 8 harness reverse twill. I used 2/17 wool doubled for the warp and for the alternate tabby (plain weave) and 5/2 pearl cotton doubled for the flower design. This flower was my own design.
"CHAYA NESSA - LOVER OF FLOWERS" appears on page 376 of
"500 HANDMADE DOLLS; MODERN EXPLORATIONS OF THE HUMAN FORM"