Re: What's your "thing"?
Specifically rag dolls, meaning cloth dolls, previous use & incarnation as
clothing or what-have-you optional.
Making dolls has been an interest of mine for more than 25 years & clothing
them for longer.
Dolls lead me into costume; costume & the bicentennial lead me into textile
Costume history, centered around France early 15th c. at the moment &
will be around Milan if I can find sources c. 1400;
Card weaving; my next project to thread up will be a sampler of the
various two-colored threaded AB dark/ CD light techniques;
About 300 dolls in various stages;
Nalbinding, a couple of stitches learned so far;
Designing dolls, &c.
I have done: crochet, tatting (both starting late 18th century at the
earliest); knitting mostly stockings; finger- and plate weaving; basic
Hmm, haven't done sprang yet.
Also interested in non-SCA period clothing & fantasy clothing, especially
designing for the Future Fashion Folio at Costume-Cons. Tech at SF cons.
Ann in CT
Cecilia of Great Swamp the Dollmaker