I got all the hand stitching done for the Work of Heart Art doll. (See preceding post for the details). I tend to focus on the hands and head first when I start making a doll because if I’m going to have problems, that’s where they’ll be (isn’t that true of life?)
Here’s a picture of my hand stitching. On delicate pieces like the fingers I always use a double stitch.
I spent a lot of today painting fabric leaves. I want to use more of my own surfaces designs in my work rather than depending on the prints I can find. These will be sewn together and embellished a bit. I tried different thicknesses of paint and different background material to provide some variation. And I finished the head and hands.
Tomorrow I’ll work on armature, stuffing and construction.