Archive for April 6th, 2007

A special doll

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Recently I was very touched by an email from a teacher in Omagh, Northern Ireland. She had purchased my first book “Creative Cloth Doll Making” and wanted to somehow structure textiles into her Art and Design class with 11 and 12 year old girls. Here’s the result of that class.
Irishgirlsdoll
They enlarged the pattern to almost life size. The pupils designed the dress like a jig saw. Each pupil designed and made a piece inspired by the art of countries around the world. They voted for a name and called her “Summer”. A truly remarkable and inspiring piece of art work. Don’t you agree?