first post on this project I had finished painting skin color on the peg dolls and now I am experimenting with clothing. I purchased some scrap leather from Joann Fabrics. It was very reasonable.
I have done some research at the library and online regarding authentic clothing for these dolls. There are 100's of tribes in North America, each with its own unique style. We tend to think of the garments of the plains Native Americans when we think of "Indians". I do not intend to make historically accurate clothing for a specific tribe. I only want to offer a family that provides a recognition of a cultural heritage.
Stay tuned for more. Perhaps they will be finished next time.
This post is linked up to Magic Onions and Natural Suburbia and The Handmade Homemaker and all-spunk-no-junk-link-up.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Once a week I get an email from theWorld of Thread Festival. It's always interesting and inspiring to see the work of those who are full time artists.
"Contemporary textile artist Nell Burns has a love of machine and hand embroidery, which comes from a childhood spent in the sewing room with her mum. She has been designing, dressmaking and embroidering for as long as she can remember. "
Check out these websites for more:
World of Threads FestivalLocal, National & International Contemporary Fibre Art
Nell Burns website
She also has an Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NellsEmbroidery