Charlie Patricolo

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.       

 

         

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