1.05.2014

handmade doll for roller derby


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Another art doll for a roller derby silent auction.  The Belladonnas of Red Deer Roller Derby Association will be hosting a little fundraiser in the next month or so.

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She is about fourteen inches tall.  Her body is made of tea-stained muslin, each piece dyed separately and then pieced together.

I went a little bit over the top on the stitching.  But it has whet my interest in stitching words on dolls.  Something I'm going to explore a bit more in the future.

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Her dress originated as a scrap from an unfinished project handed to me by a former teammate and then I added the lacework. 

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I love her legs.  They turned out surprisingly jaunty.

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Minimalist roller skates are formed from upcycled leather and wooden beads. 

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The hair was made with a continuous piece of purple roving, a new technique for me.  It's quite soft and pretty. The picture doesn't capture it well.

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Derby doll in the box.  Probably for safety violations.

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3 comments:

  1. I do love your dolls. And the fact that you do roller derby. I keep thinking about trying it, but then I chicken out.

    The stitching on this doll is amazing. Totally cool and, as my daughter said when she caught a glimpse, creepy. But delightfully so.

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  2. oooh, I love this one. A bit creepy but stylish, with her lacey dress. Happy new year!

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  3. This is sooooo beautiful! True art!

    Greetings from the netherlands

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