If you like sewing, crafting, appliqué, patchwork, embroidery, drawing, painting, textiles then you'll LOVE doll making! A personally made cloth doll is something that has infinite value, an heirloom that will last and last, a piece of art that you create from your heart and joy. If you are new to doll making, watch my Complete Cloth Doll Tutorial 2 videos below and I explain every single bit! If you just want to get the PDF pattern and are ready to go then buy it from our Doll Shop for the price of a coffee!
My story & doll making, BBC RADIO 4 - Stories of Art & People
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Sharing my story of why I make dolls to heal my inner child ~ in the press
The Argus, Brighton UK
Hove woman on how making dolls helped heal childhood trauma
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Hello Dollies! Thank you for being here. I want to tell you my story of why I started to make dolls. It's not an easy story to read but it's what happened and it's why making dolls has been such a lifesaving comfort to me for the past 6 years.
In Psychology, the term ‘inner child' refers to the child we once were - and if that child experiences great trauma, this part becomes compromised and affects adulthood. On 5th September 2020, I exclusively revealed to The Brighton Argus that my father was one of Chile's disappeared victims. Read article here.
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Inner child doll to buy or bespoke to look like a loved one ~ handmade by Maria
The dolls are handmade from cotton calico fabric and faces drawn by hand by Maria Adriana Contreras, doll and textile artist.
How to choose your doll:
YouTube cloth doll tutorials
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