Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cloth over clay doll - progress

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Viola Ruth.
The next stage with this doll is to get the clay face covered with cloth. Needed: one doll, white glue, stretch fabric, and a stiff dry brush.  The instructions said nothing about ten sticky fingers and hours of patience...
Ah, gooey facial. 
After liberally applying glue, I used a wet finger to smooth the glue evenly over the face before applying the fabric.
This should be called the Pharaoh stage.  It took a lot of patience to smooth the fabric over the face without getting any bubbles or wrinkles. 
In the final stages of covering the head, the excess fabric needs to be cut off and seams hidden in the hairline.  I'm very proud of my efforts here!
Viola Ruth is drying in the weak winter afternoon sun.  She and Colani would both like to know what I am doing inside all on my own...


  1. Hi, Megan
    Thank you for sending me the link to your blog. Viola Ruth looks fabulous for what you have accomplished with her so far. Now I will know what to look forward to when I make mine...lots of patience!
    We are in the beginning of our summer right now, here in central California, 150 miles from Los Angeles.

    I love your blog!

    Teresa in California

  2. Sou a Luzia Nascimento, moro em Brasília Capital do Brasil, estou encantada com essa forma de fazer carinha de bonecas coberta de tecido, gostaria de aprender como se finaliza esse trabalho,gostaria que me enviasse o link do seu blog, obrigada por postar, abraços

  3. Oie! Sou Selma!!! Gostaria do endereço de seu blog! Encantei com o seu Trabalho! Sou de Belo Horizonte mg

    1. Pleased to meet you Selma. Thank you for liking my blog! This is the page where I usually blog, I have just been quiet lately :-) Wishing you a wonderfully creative 2017.

  4. Amei seu trabalho já trabalho com bonecas ,mas estás me surpreendi.gostaria de saber estes rosto aliás as máscara s f feita do que de barro?, Não vivam mnpesadas,sou da bacia amazônica.me ajude quero aprender

    1. Yes, the face is made of clay, using a press mold. It is glued to a stuffed cloth head, then covered with another layer of fabric.