Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ann Maullin- Oriental Dance

Hello Dollies went "east" for the June Meetings. The very talented Ann Maullin showed us her techniques to create her latest beautiful doll - Oriental Dance. Inspired by some exquisite Chinese silk prints of Oriental dancers, Ann created this elegant cloth doll , using some simple techniques to achieve movement and grace. We were all fascinated to learn that this is a stump doll, and with some simple but clever techniques in sewing the body, such fluid lines were created. Many thanks for sharing your techniques with us, Ann - what a great tutorial for both experienced and new doll makers . Was there a whisper that Oriental Dance might be a good idea for another "Hello Dollies" challenge in the future ? However, I do know that those stunning Chinese silk prints are Gloria's inspiration for a richly embellished quilt ... watch this space...

A reminder to all - it's party time in July in Sydney. Celebrate Hello Dollies 15th birthday and Christmas in July on 25 July. Please make sure it is marked in your diary. I think there will be a group from Newcastle going down on the train ... arrangements can be made on 18 July at the Newcastle meeting. Please also bring the special party surprises you are making to that meeting. or drop them in to Fay at the shop before 25 July.

Thanks ... see you all at Dollies, Wilma

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