Ophelia the Owl is intrigued by these exquisite vintage dolls which were once the much adored and treasured playmates of little girls.
Creative Dolls and Doll Making
Dolls, especially rag (fabric) dolls, art dolls, and doll making.
Curated by Laura Brown
I keep reading about the importance of doll play in girls' development and thinking, What about the boys? I was planning on looking into the subject of dolls for boys before too long, but I got a bit of a push. Someone arrived on one of my other...
This lens will help you if you are new doll maker, a learner or even a bit more advanced at making cloth dolls. I am going to help you here with tips on the best books to buy, the best places to find information and shortcuts so you will become a...
Cloth Dolls are taking the world by storm! If you haven't seen what people are doing with a needle and thread and some fabric and stuffing you are in for a real treat! This lens is about Fiber Art Dolls. I have been making and designing Fiber Art...
There are several historical strands that led to the development of the modern female fashion-display mannequin. From the fifteenth century, the miniature fashion doll (known as a "milliners' mannequin") was sent by dressmakers to wealthy customers, or exhibited for money by dressmakers to customers who wanted to copy the fashions. Other precursors of the fashion-display mannequin include artists' lay figures (life-sized wooden dolls used by artists); anatomical wax models, used for teaching medicine; and, finally, tailors' dummies. These examples utilized expertise in modeling representations of the human figure in wood, cane, papier-mâché, and/or wax.
Includes: • The fashioned body • The artistic body • The iconic body • Mannequins now • Bibliography