Sunday, August 19, 2007

Colleen Babcock has kindly tagged me and my blog so now I am invited to tag another 5 blogs.

The first is Teresa Malyon who is a doll creator of cloth dolls and sculpted dolls: is the blog of Rivkah Rosendfeld - I find this a fascinating writing and visuals. is a varied and zitsy blog covering all sorts of stuff. I love their stuff and will be stocking it very soon. Eleanors whacky art work. Always inspirational.

I'll have to leave my fifth for my next post -as I don't know any more blogs I'm embarrassed to say!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Treez Malyon made this fab doll at one of my workshops. She has knitted all the clothes despite being quite new to knitting. What a beautiful face she has - Teresa produces wonderful faces and has written an excellent booklet on face painting.
Treez website is in my links list - 'Flights of Fantasy'

Monday, July 23, 2007

There is a pattern of a doll called Philomena which I designed and wrote for 'Stitch' magazine at the end of last year 2006. The pattern has just been published in the issue for July/August 2007. I feel that the photographs turned out well and hope I all those making her will enjoy the pattern.

Friday, July 13, 2007

This is Maureen's photo of some of the 'Rachels' made during the day workshop on July 1st.

Most of the ladies attending had knitted their costume in advance so we had a lot of fun fitting them all on to the dolls and comparing one with another.
It was the last workshop I shall run for some time - until I have achieved my move to the Norfolk coast.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

This is Rachel Raggs - my final version of the wrapped wire doll with knitted costume - sitting on a large ball of wool. There will soon be a pattern and kit available.

She is 16" tall and the pattern for clothing will be available separately. More knitting patterns to follow.

Barbara Twaites produced this lovely doll. It was her first doll. Barbara designs and makes jewellery and her designs can be seen on

Teresa Malyon created this beautiful doll improvising with the 'Miss Terrie' pattern. She used cotton fabrics and wool tops for the hair.

One of the April workshops in my studio in Deptford was making 'Miss Terrie'. We had a super group who all produced great results as well as having a really fun weekend.

Monday, January 15, 2007

This is the first 'mock up' of a hand knitted costume - its taking me quite a while to get the scale and textures right. Thankgoodness I have found a really good knitter now, to knit the outfits.

This is one of the armatures dolls wrapped in wadding and windsor comfort with cloth head and hands.

This is the wire skeleton for one of my wire wrapped armature dolls. I am dressing them in hand knitted costumes - there will be about four to start with. 'My Weekly' will probably be doing one of them as a pattern.

Here's June McGee and myself enjoying the sculpting class - we both made two heads - one open eyes and one closed eyes.

See Teresa's site 'Flights of Fantasy' for class details.

This is my first attempt at sculpting a face with which to make a mould and then face masks. It was done at one of Teresa Malyon's classes in her studio in Clacton. We made a mould as well and I shall soon be trying various materials to press the masks into the mold. We did this is a very busy day - it was a very rewarding day.