SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Merman Heads.

Experimenting with faces. From stuffed to needle-sculpted, to coloured. These heads are all the same colour fabric.

 Different lights make them look like different colours. The original fabric colour is the one with the ears pinned on. It is a mottled, creamy colour, quality quilters cotton.

I am designing a new pattern and I think it will have to include a drawing lesson! Is this a bit much to put in a pattern? I worry that my patterns are too involved for the learner dollmaker, and yet, I recall how I needed more of a challenge when I learned most of the techniques of dollmaking, not realising I was leaning towards art.

I know these end up being works of art, but I do want those that need more to be able to take the next steps towards their own artistry, to have the opportunity to learn what else they can do, to develop their own talent. 

Like all artists, writers and musicians, I do something every day, and I am most surprised what happens!


Arley said...

Hi Sharon,
Love the men's faces. Not every pattern has to be for beginners. The reason I started producing patterns is because I couldn't find any that went beyond the basics. I was hungry to learn more! That's why I put a "skill level" on my patterns (beginner, intermediate, or advance). Maybe just a pattern for making faces?? (You still have to keep it simple & affordable!)