SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dwrfbred - eco warrior!

 I love a play on words, and when I found an illustration of this little warrior, I just had to have a go and see if I could replicate him! 
 I felt I had succeeded pretty well and enjoyed the problem solving of - how to make his forehead high enough to actually fit the helmet on.
- how to make the body rotund, yet wide enough/tall enough to fit all his gear on.
- how to make the 'bread' out of cloth
- howto make the feet/boots
- how to make the horns from fabric
 He's an eco warrior, because so much of him is recycled. I used an old pair of leather sandals & embellishments in his helmet and belt, leather scraps and strips given by other people, strap off someone's handbag around the helmet edge, the sealing tops off pill containers for the horn holders, painted with paints I was given, and boots made from sweatshirt scraps. His hair - offcuts that someone gave me! Even his armature was an old wire coat-hanger!
 The Bread is made from Quilters muslin.
I love that he stands so upright and filmy on his feet.  I felt this design is well balanced and I have almost finished making the pattern for him!
This doll sold within a week of being made!

2 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGOSH!! I love him!! Every single detail of him!! Appropriate timing with the Vikings just renewed on the History Channel.
xx, Carol

The Stitch Fiddler said...

You're characters are fabulous. A Viking came to mind when I saw him. Not many doll makers make male dolls. Love that you used what was on hand and recycled fabrics for his clothing and gear.