Still playing with my new fabric paints I have been making some winter moon dolls. Autumn is just beginning where I live so it’s funny to be thinking of winter already! But these are for the winter market I’m working towards. They’re made from a linen skirt I bought secondhand. I think it must have been very well loved as the fabric, even though I was able to get it snow white again, has the beautiful soft feeling of something that has been carefully washed a lot of times over the years and has even worn right through in a few places.
The moons/faces are just a patch of the white linen that I left unpainted. Usually I do facial features on cloth dolls in black cotton but for these I wanted to stay with a much paler palette so I used raw linen thread.
At the moment there is a set of nine dolls. As you can see I played around with mixing and diluting the paints differently, so some are very pale and faded and others are a bit more vivid.
Here is one in my hand so you can see the scale.
If you’d like to make something for a beautiful winter market in support of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (which is where these dolls are headed) please be in touch. I’d love to tell you all about what we’re doing!