This doll project is almost done, but it is drying now, until midday tomorrow, so then I can do the last bits and take pictures of the finished piece.
For now, here are some of the steps of In Progress:
|The armature gets wool felted over it.|
|The bare head gets eye shading, eyebrows, and the beginnings of hair, in wool, yarn, and silk roving.|
|A length of silk fabric gets tea dyed, ironed, hemmed, and....|
|... stamped with autumn motifs, a border attached, and the top gathered.....|
|.... and put on the doll body.|
|Bits of this and that are sewn or set out for possible accessories.|
|A silk snippet makes a vest, and a braid cord a belt. In the upper right is a silk rose I made in the same burgundy red.|
Then I put the head on, which is drying now. I still need to decorate the boots and style the hair and add accessories, but should finish that tomorrow, I hope.