Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Clay over Cloth Doll

I joined a group called Cloth and Clay Dolls - it is a ning site for people who enjoy making dolls.  The woman who runs the group you might know as Gritty Jane.  Her real name is Jane DesRosier.
She is amazing and so talented.  The group costs just $10 a year so I decided to give it a try.  There are some tutorials listed within the group and one was for the Gritty Jane doll.  Here is a picture of the original one that she makes in the tutorial.
First you sew the entire doll using muslin and then stuff her with polyester stuffing. When the doll is nice and fully stuffed you then put clay over the body and head.  The next step is sculpting the head and chest with clay.  After everything is sculpted to your liking you start painting her - the cloth and clay parts.  The last step is to make a cute little skirt for her.  It was so much fun!  Jane's videos are so easy to understand and she makes it look so easy.  This project looked too complicated for me but when I watched the tutorials I decided that I had to give it a try.  Here is my gritty jane doll ~
I realize I have a lot of practicing to do but I am so proud of her!  I just love her so much!!  Thank you to Jane for the wonderful class and the inspiration!!  I am excited to start my next clay over cloth doll!!

1 comment:

  1. Hello all,

    I love making dolls! It's fascinating to be able to create some of these doll patterns. Glad I found your beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing...

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