Monday, February 13, 2012
Flytt, another knitted Elf
This is a great doll form, and it is so much fun to get creative with the faces. I shaded her face with PrismaColor colored pencils dipped in water and applied very lightly. I'm dreadful with a paintbrush; the pencil gives better control, and mixed with water gives a nice wash effect.
I made her arms and legs slightly wider (the legs are actually the pattern for the male Fairies). I wrapped a pipecleaner with a thin layer of stuffing, and sewed up the limbs encasing the pipecleaner. This gives her arms and legs a nice degree of pose-ability.
Fiona's books are wonderful instruction and inspiration for any dollmaker; enjoy!