Monday, January 24, 2011
New Challenge: Seasons
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!