GUMNUT DOLLIES NEWCASTLE is a group of creative doll makers, using a variety of different media. We warmly welcome new members and visitors. Our dolls range from the naive to sculpted art dolls created with cloth, clay, found objects and much more. We meet on the second Saturday of the month and are based in Newcastle, Australia. Our group has its beginnings with HELLO DOLLIES a doll makers' group established by Anne's Glory Box and GUMNUTTERS, a group of like minded doll enthusiasts.
The talented doll maker Ann Maullin introduced us to her technique of making detachable cloth doll heads . Congratulations to Ann who has started the new year in a new job, as well as developing her own "twist" on this technique. We were all impressed and I, for one, bought some supplies on the way home to try this technique, using a needle sculpted head with a separate neck, fabric stiffener and an outer "skin" fabric. Thanks, Ann, for inspiring us once again and for also showing us your needle sculpted bodies.
This month's Show and Tell was again brilliant - thanks to all for sharing your creativity.
Hoping to see you all at the February meeting - with the creative Connie.