Monday, January 24, 2011
This intriguing face launched the new doll challenge at Hello Dollies last Saturday.
This beautiful painted and embroidered art doll, owned by one of our Dollies members was created by Sydney textile and fibre artist, Trudy Billingsley and inspired the idea for the new challenge – SEASONS. This one is quite different from our usual. Using one of the “simple” patterns provided, the challenge is to create “art” cloth to make the doll’s body, with the theme "Seasons". The fabric could be felted, embroidered, layered, collaged, painted, stamped, computer generated image printed, silk screened , woven – or a mixture of techniques! And now with all our scissors sharpened, we are ready for the challenge. I can hardly wait to see what wonderful ideas our talented group can create!
Miss Fantastic ( Jan Horrox pattern)
Elder Elves ( Peggy Wilson Pattern) - the musician actually plays his guitar!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Hello Dollies celebrated Christmas and the end of the year on 18th December at Anne's Glory Box. What a wonderful day - with great festive show and tell like the Elva and Elvin ( Betts Vidal pattern) pictured above in traditional Christmas colours.
Christmas Flying Beetles
Extravagant Santas for Secret Pals.
Embellishments and embroidery to admire....
It was also the day for our Christmas beetle swap - and the cute beetles with wide eyes and cute bodies in all sorts of colours and textures were displayed and discussed before the swaps were compeleted.
Then of course, there was time to open presents, chat with friends and share a few sewing tips.
To all Dollies friends, thank you very much for your support, generosity, friendship and inspiration during 2010. Best wishes for a creative new year.