Monday, 7 November 2011

Comfort Doll


This is a Barb doll, otherwise known as a comfort doll.  Mine is a lot smaller than Barb's as it's only my first one and I had to do the needle felting by hand and Barb has a fancy embellisher to do it for her.  I think the face may be a little bit too big, but I didn't have any smaller face molds for the clay.  I used black, but coated it with a layer of micaceous iron oxide before baking in order to take the perfect pearls.  I used silk rods, merino wool tops, silk waste and bamboo wool to needle felt into the piece of felt.  I then cut out a random shape.  Using my sewing machine I attached another piece of felt to the back leaving an opening to put stuffing in.  Once stuffed, I sewed the hole up.  I glued the bamboo hair to the clay head and then glued the head to the body.

12 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

love this so unusual, by the way have a new sewing machine! have I used it yet NO, Mike has he repaired his mates waterproof bike pants lol
must have a go myself
Hugs Kate xx

Carol Q said...

that's great Sam - bet it was fun to make too. looks like my hair on a bad day lol

Lottie said...

Oh she is darling - I would love to have a go at moulding - you do it so well

Sid said...

Fab doll !!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sam hope all is well with you and yours ! Love your comfort doll what an amazing creation. Her head is perfect to me and this is so unusual have never seen anything like this before.

Marie

Von said...

That's very different Sam :)

Femmy said...

fantastic doll!!

Samantha Read said...

Lovely Sam! Hi Fraz :o)

Samantha Read said...

Lovely Sam! Hi Fraz :o)

hazel said...

Fabulous Sam. I love her hair and I don't think that her face is to big.
xxx Hazel.

Craftgirl said...

I rather like her. Her face seems OK to me, not too big. I needle felt by hand too.
Carol

Neet said...

Not sure how I needlefelt but I do like this. What is a Barb doll? I can see yours but wonder what is the origin behind it.
I adore that face mold you have used and am impressed with your dumfing.

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