|Group:||The Goddess Corner|
|Swap Coordinator:||BigHillGoddess (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Fabric Miscellaneous|
|Number of people in swap:||5|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 11, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 4, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
swap graphic is a stunning Persephone wrap doll by Griselda
I had a blast with this swap in another group and wanted to repeat it!
This swap is for a no sew doll, using this tutorial from Go Make Something. New AND experienced doll makers welcome. Please understand that you may receive someone's very first art doll effort and should be treasured as such.
The tutorial is just to give an idea of structure, this is open to your individual interpretation and modification. I have made these several times and the basic body is very simple and quick. The real fun is in personalizing it! You can make the doll very interesting by combining fabrics, yarns, and ribbons, or keep it simple by choosing one beautiful fabric.
This is senders choice, so beginners can go ahead and start before partners are assigned.
The only requirement for this swap is that the body be no sew-wrap style. Everything else is your individual interpretation.
You can cut the skewers as in tutorial or use a 1/2 size skewer.
You can trim your skewers to make the doll small enough to fit into a 5x7 envelope or a small packet. Other options are popsicle sticks and twigs.
The tutorial shows clay faces, but you can use whatever you wish: molded clay, sculpted clay, shrink plastic (thank you @Gofeen for that idea), painted, rubber stamped, embroidered, a blank disk, a mirror.... the only limit is your imagination.
As far as embellishing, you can string beads, buttons, tags, etc on wires and wrap the doll, sew things on if that is your cup of tea, hot glue, E6000, whatever medium you are comfortable with.
The most important thing is to have fun! I reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason.
In the comments, I am adding links for inspiration.
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