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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Doll making

I am becoming intrigued by doll making. Here is an attempt at embroidering a face. I think it is not too bad for a first attempt. It lets me know how I need to proceed.

My trial embroidered face.

I am working on a scrap of felt to try out creating a face before I work on my actual doll.

The book recommends painting the face, but that does not appeal to me. I am using the template from the book as the basis for my embroidery.

This is the book that I am using. Excellent!

Heres is the pattern for the wool felt doll.

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