SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Exhibition 2016

Here are some dolls I have been making for an exhibition In Manapouri. 
The exhibition theme is "Living in Manapouri!" A small town community of retirees, artists, readers, knitters gardeners and trampers! A little bit of eccentricity helps!
 These dolls are conversationalists!

  Someone gave me some knitted fabric that lends itself so well to dolls and makes them touchable!
 The doll faces are made from quilters muslin with a bit of 'give'! I make them stump dolls because the fabric will speak for them and make them 'colourful characters'! I can vary the sizes and shapes accordingly. They go together quite easily.

This man is inspired by a good friend of mine - an artist who is a bit of a character!  I didn't get the head shape right, but the facial features went quite well and certainly the 'stance'!