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Handmade Angel Rag Doll 2012

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Handmade Angel Rag Doll 2012
Swap Coordinator:gypsyinthecastle (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Sewing  Dolls 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.96
Last day to signup/drop:November 14, 2012
Date items must be sent by:December 15, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

2nd Annual Handmade Angel Ragdoll swap Edit 10/17 Added photo of last years dolls. These are so cute!! I didn't save a photo of the one I sent.

Last years doll is a treasured addition to my decor and I would love to do this again.

This swap is for those creative geniuses out there who love rag dolls. Here are the requirements:

1 soft bodied, rag doll to 1 partner

Body must be hand made of fabric, knit or fine crochet using sock or lace weight yarns/fibers.

Must be 100% handmade/sewn, sewing machines are ok but no pre-stuffed bodies.

The doll must have angel qualities - subject to creator interpretation. Size between 6" and 24".

This swap encourages reusing materials, recycling and repurposing.

This is senders choice and should have at least one element that relates to your partners profile.


gypsyinthecastle 05/22/2012 #

Original swap 2011

There are a lot of links on the original swap for ideas and patterns.

artsymimi 09/19/2012 #

Im looking forward to this one i have made dolls before here is one of the to look at . I have the perfect Fabric for this one . Doll

Gofeen 09/22/2012 #

Put it on watch for now but I hope to be back.

nielsendme 09/25/2012 #

Can we use muslin fabric, I'm new at making ragdolls from scratch and that's what I use, is that ok?

gypsyinthecastle 09/27/2012 #

Muslim is fine!! I have used it before on several dolls and my partner last year also used it. She also got creative with some really pretty printed fabric. I'll try to post a photo this week.

We have 48 watchers and 9 signed up - this should be a great swap. I will angel if necessary.

gypsyinthecastle 09/27/2012 #

@artsymimi thank you for sharing your photo. I use yarn hair on many of my dolls also. Cute.

Amigirl 09/28/2012 #

I've never made a doll using sock yarn. Would be a lot of crochet, for sure! Usually, I make my dolls with 100% cotton worsted weight yarn. Isn't that standard, pretty much? Or are these to be tiny dolls? I think I'm confused.

gypsyinthecastle 10/ 3/2012 #

I've never made one with worsted weight yarns....this isn't an amigurami, which look rather rough to me so I'm having trouble picturing one. Do you have a photo? The intent is that the final creation be treasured by the receiver, finer yarns would tend to satisfy that better. What are your ideas?

Size between 6" and 24" - if you can do that with worsted weight and your partner would like it, go ahead!

gypsyinthecastle 10/ 8/2012 #

Here are all the links from last year - sites have changed of course but there are some great ideas here!

Wall Angel

All Crafts

Google Images

This is closest to what mine looked like Rag Doll Pattern

This is similar to what I used: Doll Body.

These are lovely and creative: Patterns by Diane Evdokimoff Scroll all the way down for great dolls.

These are fun! Cloth Doll Patterns.com

Here are some techniques to consider at eHow

gypsyinthecastle 10/18/2012 #

Posted a photo of the dolls I received last year. The one I made was knit green sock yarn. He had legs, arms, button eyes and berlap wings. He was dressed in bib overalls with frogs on it. I wish I had a photo the share.

The photo doesn't do my partners work justice both are entirely unique and lovely.

gypsyinthecastle 12/28/2012 #

I have one dispute in progress. Please let me know if you do not receive your swap and if your partner isn't responding.

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