Violet Child

Friday, August 20, 2010

Storyteller Puppet

This doll is about 10 inches tall excluding the cap.  It was made from a recycled wool felted sweater.  I go to thrift stores and buy wool/angora blend sweaters, sometimes cashmere, and put them into the washing machine.  The agitation felts the wool.  Then the sweaters go into the dryer and when they are dry I cut off all the unusable parts and use the fabric for my dolls.  The head is made in the traditional waldorf style and the muff is extended to about four inches (just below the waistline).  The leggings are added onto the body and then the dress.  The sleeves are empty for puppeteering.

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