I have been experimenting with my doll making recently.
Actually all of my doll making journey is an experiment in itself.
At the moment, yet, I am exploring the movement in my dolls' joints. I want to make their joints movable but not floppy.
Especially the movement of the head is challenging. Keeping the head stable and movable at the same time.
I already used in several dolls the wire armature in the neck so that it is possible to bend it, which allows the dolls look up and down. What I want to is now however more than that. I want my dolls be able to turn their heads to the sides, so that they can look towards right or left, while keeping the upwards and downwards movement.
So I have been experimenting with the neck the last couple of weeks, and probably will continue in the coming weeks in order to reach a satisfying result. Also hoping to have more satisfying pictures of this process, may be a video. But working with one hand while holding the camera in the other is more challenging than the motion of the neck :)
I promise to do something about it and post some pictures soon.
For now, I have finished my beautiful Paz.
Paz is as peaceful as her name. Her sun-kissed skin, dark hair and eyes have a Spanish touch as well, don't you think?
She is ca. 35 cm tall. Completely needle felted. She has a wire armature in her neck, which enables her to move the head. Her hair is made with mohair weft.
She wears a woolen red dress, and ready for Christmas eve
She also has a lighter dress for warmer days, made with Japanese linen.
Her cardigan and shoes are hand-knitted with merino wool yarn. They fit to both of her dresses.
And of course a pair of panties fitting to her both dresses.
Paz has found a loving home. Thank you for the huge love for her.