I have been making cloth dolls for over 50 years. For the past 20 years, they are how I make my living and my life. I teach cloth dollmaking and create dolls to sell in galleries and now here.
The start of a new doll or series can come from just about anywhere. I might hear a line in a song or story and begin to imagine how to show that thought or image in a doll form. Or I might see a piece of fabric that starts the process.
At the moment (2021) I have begun a monthly series starting with Miss January and adding a new piece each month.
I switch from making pose-able dolls to hanging dolls, to fixed position to rag dolls.
There is a great joy in sharing the process with others who would like to make dolls. I teach dollmaking 'in person' and love that challenge and seeing the work that students create.