Taking Jane's online dolly course ...
Anyway, domestic enslavement to one side, I've also been up to my eyeballs in clay and paint for several days. No, not bear making, this time I took the plunge and began work on a primitive cloth and clay dolly - what a learning curve this is proving to be! There was a point at which I despaired of ever achieving anything amounting to finesse with my clay, but with encouragment from the wonderfully generous doll crafters already on the course, I stuck at it and am pleased to report I can now almost see a flicker of light at the end of my doll making tunnel.
Jane DesRosiers Cloth and Clay Doll workshop
If you would like to learn how to make a cloth and clay dolly in primitive style, I can highly recommend Jane DesRosiers' 'Gritty Arts Studio' course ... Jane is an excellent tutor, her course is really interesting and whatever your talents prove to be, it's fun!
Dolly's striking a pose!
I have yet to paint and dress my little prim doll and absolutely no idea of how I'll get on with that (my painting skills are usually restricted to wall emulsion!) but hopefully she'll soon be finished and I will be able to share her picture with you. In the meantime, I must put my bearmaker's head back on because I have a workbasket of pretty pink mohair bits, waiting patiently for me to whistle them up into a lovely springtime bear!