Prudence is another doll whose shape was inspired by a bottle. (See Making a Pattern from a Bottle here.)
I used the sewing machine to make the hair. Using the same green thread I used in the body, I sewed straight lines on water soluble stabilizer and then sewed over it with a decorative stitch that caught both straight lines.
After washing out the stabilizer and letting it dry, I cut it up and used Fray Check to seal the ends before sewing it on the doll’s head. I marked dots on the head with a pencil as a guide.
The face was painted with pastel pencils.
Here is the completed doll.
Posted on July 18, 2012, in Figurative Art, Machine embroidery, Soft Sculpture and tagged art, art dolls, fiber art, fibre art, machine embroidery, pastel pencils, Ultra solvy, water-soluble stabilizer. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.