A special doll

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?

6 Responses to “A special doll”

  1. Judi says:

    That is absolutely amazing. You must have been *thrilled* to receive that picture. The doll is bigger than the kids!

  2. Oh Patti that doll the children made is amazing…what a wonderful experience for them…

  3. Cheryl Zehner says:

    The doll is amazing. I am so impressed with her and especially at their ages. The girls are just as cute as they can be too. How innovative of them.

  4. jan demetralis says:

    Nothing is more sincere or special than the flattery of children (who create from the heart) and who took your idea (pattern ) and ran with it!!Thanks for sharing this special moment with us !! You do dollmakers and America proud with what you stir up in the imagaination here and across the pond!!! Hugs Jan D (Illinois)

  5. shashi says:

    Patti thatis such a beautiful doll. It must be so rewarding to know that your dolls are being created by not only by adults but childrens as well. You must be so proud to see that doll.

  6. Debra Duckett says:

    Patti,
    The only thing that I can say is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. I think the most genuine art is that of a child. Don’t you agree? Very inspiring.
    Debra (Atlanta)

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