LAUREN - SPINNER AND WEAVER:
In one hand Lauren holds some fleece and in the other hand she holds a hand spindle upon which she spins her yarn. She is wearing a dress that I wove on my loom out of strips of fabric. I designed, sewed, stuffed, and painted her face.
Lauren was a challenge project for my sewing guild. We were given a piece of fabric and I had to do something with it. I didn't know what to do so I cut it into strips.
This doll appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of "ART DOLL QUARTERLY" on page 120 in the SHOW AND TELL section.
Lauren is named after one of my granddaughters.
TOP PART OF LAUREN'S BODY:
HANDWOVEN FABRIC: I threaded my loom with a Summer and Winter Weft Face Block pattern in 4 harnesses. The warp was 8/4 carpet warp and the weft consisted of ½" strips of two different cotton fabrics.