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Welcome to the Sky Gallery of Cloth Dolls
Here you will find examples of dolls, and other assorted goodies that I have made. Some of the doll pictures are examples of patterns in the making, others were created just for fun, or as a learning tool.
I want to say "Thank You" to one of the most generous woman I have met, JoAnn Pinto. "You are truly an inspiration, and I feel fortunate to call you my friend!" Her help, guidance, and generosity of spirit, design & technique have influenced my work greatly. *She is a wonderful teacher, and I would highly recommend taking classes from her if the opportunity arises! On my links page you will find two links for purchasing her patterns.
Now Remember... "Go Forth and Create!"
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Trust was created for a Showing at Details and Green Shoelaces Gallery located in Tucson, AZ. This was a mixed media Art Doll Show. This doll features collage/an altered box base, crazy quilted fabric body, fiber manipulation, hand stamped and dyed fabrics, free-form beading, and hand-stamped sterling silver word charms. The doll has two fronts. One features a quilted motif, and the other a fabric covered & beaded box head with only eyes. I was at the beginning of a very difficult time in my life when I created this peace. I felt I had no voice, and was unable to move... hence the bound body with no arms, and mouth.
This is an original beaded doll pin. I used mostly size 11° seed beads and new & vintage glass beads. She has a bar pin back. I mounted her on a maple display base with a sterling silver name plate. This way she can be displayed in my studio when she is gracing my lapel. She is a pattern in the works.
Imagine is a brand new pattern available soon!
She was created to show how you can use my Tuscany dye set color #6 to antique fabric. Imagine has a crazy quilted body with a simple armature, quilted wings, sterling silver wire was used for the hair with assorted glass beads added for interest. Her face (by Acey Deucy©) was stamped onto 67 lb. card stock, it was then colored with chalk pastels, and glued to a glass pebble. Seed beading is used to highlight her face & body. I printed words onto fabric to create her sash. The base is made out of wood, and the name plate is hand-stamped sterling silver.
Imagery A Healing Doll ©
This doll was created with a simple body form, and a photographic image was transferred onto fabric. The image was then attached to the doll. Fiber wrapping techniques to used to create the arms, and the box is lined with fabric and trim. I used peyote stitch and small glass beads for the crown. I applied acrylic paints in layers of color to the dolls body & base in order to convey my emotions. I believe this doll allows the unique opportunity to express emotions through the art cloth doll.
Cloud Dancer ©
Cloud Dancer© is a simply a variation of my Zachery Birk© Zebra pattern workbook. This is a great example of how painting the body, and changing the materials used for the mane can alter a doll dramatically. I created this doll for the gallery display at Doll University 2001.This doll has a simple armature, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, face, and body. Mohair on the skin was used for her mane.
Inner Child ©
This doll was created as a learning tool for myself. I wanted to explore the use of acrylic paint on cloth. Can you find the sculpted paperclay mask inset in the doll body? This doll has a simple armature, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands. Fabric was manipulated, and hand sewn to the body to create the interesting texture. The eye was attached to the body, and hand painted. Rubber stamping techniques were also used on this doll.
The Reach ©
Is the person under the water reaching for help, or is she just about to burst through the waters surface with a triumphant splash? This piece was created for a gallery showing at New Pieces 2 located in Berkley, California.
This small table quilt was created using hand dyed batik fabrics. Most of the elements are independent fabric pieces, machine quilted with various colored threads, and hand pieced together to simulate the waters surface. I have also added small glass seed, and cylinder beads. I used the beads to create water droplets, and to highlight areas of the quilt. *No pattern, private collection.
The angel of Peace & Harmony... She cradles a heart shaped world in her arms.
She has a cloth covered sculpted paperclay head, tiny individual one inch hands & 3/16 inch articulated wire hands/fingers, quilted fabric elements with surface embellishments, soft sculpted hands & body, seed bead work including a peyote-stitch covered vial, semi precious stone enhancements, a wire armature, and sculpted cloth wings.
Sun Spirit © Water Spirit © Earth Spirit ©
These three dolls were created for a gallery showing at New Pieces 2 located in Berkley, California.
All of the dolls bodies utilize hand dyed batik fabrics, the words on fabric were created using my ink jet printer, they have hand sewn seed beading work, quilted fabric elements, machine quilted wings with a wire armature, fiber & antique glass, and metal charms are used to enhance the overall design. The Water Spirit© has articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, and button joints. *No patterns, private collection.
The Forest Spirit ©
This doll is a Pattern Workbook in progress.
I used many different batiks to create the crazy quilted fabric for her body front. She has a simple armature, soft sculpted & painted face mask, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, gusseted button joints, machine quilted fabric motifs create each individual leaf & and the leaves are all hand sewn to the tree branches, stuffed fabric elements are used to build the dimensional tree, the roots, and the rocks. The small wind chime was treated with a patina medium to color the wood. I also added seed beading to highlight areas of her body. *This dolls was created for a gallery showing at New Pieces 2 located in Berkley, California.
Peyote Stitched Necklace ©
This is a peyote-stitched necklace I have just recently completed. It was created out of mostly size 11° delica, and Czech seed beads. I used tubular peyote, peyote-stitched leaves, and a peyote-stitch curl. I have also added crystal, Czech glass beads, and gold fresh water pearls. It is finished off with a sterling silver toggle clasp. *This was my first attempt at peyote. Click here for a link to the pattern! ~ Beaded Fantasy Necklace ©
Peyote Stitched Fish ©
The fishing lure was covered with size 11º - size 13º seed beads, and were created using tubular peyote & stitched fringe. I used antique Czech glass beads and silver plated hand charm. I colored the head of the fish using gold foil, pigment powders, acrylic paint, and extra thick embossing powder (fish at top).
Wise Old Rabbit ©
This doll was created as a learning tool. I was trying to master a couple of new techniques. A cloth over paperclay partial face mask, and cloth over sculpted paperclay feet. He also has articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, button joints a simple wire armature, and natural mohair was used to create the facial hair. His costume has hand made fabric piping, and hand sewn trim accents. *No pattern, private collection.
Swan Lake ©
When I made Swan Lake I was trying to create a doll in motion. She has a cloth over sculpted paperclay beak, hand painted eyes, quilted fabric motifs were used to build up the facial features, a soft sculpted body, a wire armature, articulated & soft sculpted hands, silk & wire edged ribbon work, her coloration was achieved using chalk pastels, and acrylic paints. *No pattern, private collection.
Czech Princess ©
This doll was featured in the Gallery Section of Soft Dolls & Animals some time ago.
She has a cloth covered sculpted paperclay beak, a soft sculpted head & body, a wire armature, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, inserted breasts, and hand painted eyes. Her costume is made out of antique silk, velvet, netting, and cotton fabrics. She also has antique fabric shoes, cotton stocking with garters, a lace petticoat, separate cotton gloves, embroidered trims & eyelet lace, and Czechoslovakian glass seed beads embellish her headdress. *No pattern, private collection.
I created this doll some time ago. I wanted to master using nylon stockings over a soft sculpted leg. She also has separate breasts, a soft sculpted head & body, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, a wire armature, lace & wire edge ribbon work. I hand stitched all of the seed beads, and the pearls to the lace. Glass & seed beads were used to make the fringe. The feathers for her headdress are from a duster, it also features a large brass charm, glass beads, and pearl stick pins. *No pattern, private collection.
I created this doll at the same time as the Vegas Dancer©. He has a painted soft sculpted head, articulated wire & soft sculpted hands, button joints, a wire armature, wired shoes, an a magic crystal ball. *No pattern, private collection.
This is a Kachina Dancer I painted for my father. It graces one of the walls in the great-room in my fathers home. This painting is approximately 5 feet tall.
This is a Hopi Kachina dancer I painted at the base of the library stairs in my fathers home in AZ. This painting is also approximately 5 feet tall.
Doll University 99 Banquet Dinner Guest Favor ©
Yes.. I also make chocolate bouquets.
This was the gift favor I made for the guests at my table for the banquet dinner at Doll U 1999. It features several chocolate lollipops, a raspberry flavored coffee spoon, a machine quilted & painted pumpkin, silk flowers, and printed "Boo" ribbon. The event was held in late September hence the Halloween theme.
Doll Hat Doll ©
This was the doll I wore as the centerpiece for my doll hat. I was part of the hat parade at Doll U 1997 luncheon.
Table favor from Doll U 1997 ©
I was a table hostess at Doll U 97, and this was what I created to give away to the ladies that sat at my table during the banquet dinner. She has a soft sculpted and painted/colored face, dimensional petals & leaves, ribbons, and buttons. It is all set into a clay pot, and dusted with gold glitter.
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