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Hello doll lovers! This blog was created to tell you about dolls I have made and classes I teach on doll making at Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). My goal in teaching is to pass on the love of making heirloom quality dolls. Most of the dolls I make (and hold classes for) are designed by Gail Wilson - visit her website at www.gailwilsondesigns.com . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Needlework doll wig

Say, it's much easier to work on a wig without a furry little kitty wanting in on all the fun. Since Meeko has moved back in with my daughter, it's much quieter in the sewing room.  Using the instructions in the pattern I made her wig from a nice brown color mohair.  The Pincushion doll has voluntered to hang onto it until the needlework doll is ready for it.  I like to put the wig on last, so the dressing of the doll doesn't make it messy. 


Here's the pincushion doll, with the wig just sitting ontop of her head - no styling of course.  With the needlework doll, there will be a snood that the hair just gets snugged up into.
Now that the antiquing on the doll body has completey dried, it's time to sew her body together and dress her up. I put her in the wigging clamp to take a picture and thought I would slip her wig on, just so you could see her in her "altogether" state. 

My sister once saw the wigging clamp on my working table and wanted to know "what's that, a doll tourture device?"

 
And finally, she is finished and ready to be delivered.  She is fun to make with her little strawberry emery and needlecase.  The snood was made with netting, but I think I will try my hand at the crochet snood instructions that are provided in the pattern. Wish me luck!  And have some doll fun today.

Would you like to try your hand at making a needlework doll? Kit or pattern information is available at:
http://www.gailwilsondesigns.com/    in the new items section.


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