Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] NA garments
- I am working o an all leather doll for the state and county fair. Its an NA
doll. she is wearing a T dress with long fringe.
I need to know if silk dye can color chamois? or do i need paint, and if i
need paint what type?
Does anyone know how to roll tin or even cut aluminum cans to make Jingles?
Is there a simple head dress I can use to finish the doll?
is there a place where i can get a scale pattern of boots or moccassins?
This is a first NA doll for me, I am undertaking an eskimo next. All help on
types of eskimo and their clothes would be of help!
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "sherman, talley and
raymond" <jimmysdevoted@b...> wrote:
> I am working o an all leather doll for the state and county fair.Its an NA
> doll. she is wearing a T dress with long fringe.and if i
> I need to know if silk dye can color chamois? or do i need paint,
> need paint what type?Jingles?
> Does anyone know how to roll tin or even cut aluminum cans to make
> Is there a simple head dress I can use to finish the doll?help on
> is there a place where i can get a scale pattern of boots or moccassins?
> This is a first NA doll for me, I am undertaking an eskimo next. All
> types of eskimo and their clothes would be of help!I take it that this is a generic, non-tribal doll. Different tribes
have different style ornamentation. I don't know about paint on
leather, but Tandy has dyes and paints at their web site.
If you are looking for a modern look, a beaded hair wrap with a
leather lace hung with feathers would work for a young girl. Bead a
leather rectangle with lacing holes and lace it around a pair of
pigtails. My antique doll has no head ornamentation at all, she just
As for jingles, I would use aluminum for a doll. It is easier to work
with and won't be taking much wear. Tin makes a better sound, but in
scale there won't be enough of a difference to matter. Flatten out a
can and cut circles with a radius approximately the length of your
jingle. Make a small hole in the center. Cut the circle in half. Bend
up a small lip on one edge and a down lip on the other. Carfully curl
the piece into a cone and interlock the edges, down lip on top,
painted side inward. Insert a pointed stick the size and shape you
want the inside of the jingle to be, and carfelly tap the seam closed
with a mallet. You might need a skewer or something to open the
point, so you can thread the thong through. Use fine sand paper to
smooth the edges. Thread several on the thong or fringe and crimp the
pointed ends with pliers, so they over lap. You might experiment with
stiff paper to find the size you want.
For you moccasins, there is a book called: Craft Manual of North
American Indian Footware by George M. White that has instructions for
many styles, including Mukluks for your next project. It doesn't have
exact patterns but shows you how to fit and create your own pattern
based on the foots measurement. Some of the designs would be
relitavly easy. I bought mine from Amazon.com, but you might find it
at Tandy's leather.
I hope this helps.