Saturday, September 4, 2010


This doll is dressed in clothes I have made with the materials I was sent as part of the Embroiderers Guild UK  Forum.  We each send a bag of goodies, including fabric, trims etc to another member of the forum.  After some months we show our creations in the gallery.  This is the first of several items I am working on for this particular challenge.
The jacket is made of lovely coppery coloured fabric.  I embroidered on the back and added french knots to the hem:  beading is on the neckline.  The trousers are chocolate brown velvet and trimmed with gold braid and blue ribbon.  The vest is some gorgeous fleece which I needlefelted (by hand) onto organza.  I then machine stitched and hand embroidered it.
The hat is made of wool braid coiled around the head and the top is made of felt made with more of the fleece but this time I felted to organza again using my new machine.
On the side of the hat is a button which was included in the bag of goodies. 
The doll is another one I bought years ago - just because I liked it and new it would come in handy some time.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Dian, another lovely doll, and her clothes of course. I love the two colours together, and I especially love the felted camisole [??]. She's so well dressed, one has to name each of the pieces!!! I am sure she will be well viewed on the group forum photo page. I honestly don't know where you sneak in time to do these things, with such a busy workload these days.