This doll is truly a *hoot* to make - the pregnant belly is just hysterical. You've got to see it for yourself!
The tutorial was written while I lived in Israel and is heavily influenced by the culture I experienced there. The doll's dress is based on typical Israeli clothing and there are nostalgic and informative photos and drawings in the class for you to enjoy. It is a lighthearted class and just plain fun.
There tons and tons of step-by-step instructions with illustrations and photos to help you make this doll and learn all the techniques you will need to make beautiful cloth dolls. Even if you are an experienced dollmaker, the body itself is worth a try. I'm telling ya, you'll really enjoy the deviation from the "norm" and seeing how the pattern pieces work to create the tummy !!!
Although the pattern has a wonderful and unusual tummy, which is a lot of fun to make and will give you a new perspective on cloth doll patterns, there are a particularly large amount of photos to show you how to needle sculpt a face. You could easily use the instructions for needle sculpting on any of your dolls, pregnant or not! If you are looking for a great step-by-step tutorial, this could be "it!"
Ruth was inspired by the story of Ruth and Boaz from Scripture. She is the matriarch of King David, author of the Book of Psalms. One of her most admirable
qualities is that she was very beautiful yet strikingly graceful and modest. She had a special angelic dignity about her. Ruth’s greatest ambition was motherhood, and she
put her entire soul into her “life’s work.” She merited seeing the fruit of her labors.
Ruth’s wonderful pregnant tummy is not the only point of interest in this pattern!
She’s got a lovely figure, and her legs have “three diamonds.” Her hips are naturally
formed by the shape of her torso, a special design on the leg, and method of attachment. She has full breasts and wears an elegant yet easy-to-make Mediterranean
style costume that is designed to be modest without compromising her figure. Her face is needle-sculpted and beautifully drawn with colored pencils. Some of the techniques in this pattern are novel and she is anatomically proportional. By learning and understanding the theory behind the design, the serious doll artist will be able to calculate more sophisticated patterns on her or his own.
Ruth's wonderful pregnant- bellied torso is created with a novel type of pattern design. If you love to create dolls and are looking for a new technique, you will love this pattern.
Other techniques covered are:
•Needle sculpting the face
•Coloring the face- drawing and shading
•Needle felting hair
•Creating small and delicate articulated hands
•Beading onto fabric
•BONUS- beading shoes right onto her feet
If you would like to use this pattern as a group challenge, please convo me and I will be happy to offer a group discount.
USE OF PATTERN:
* This pattern is intended for the purchaser only, and not to be shared. Thank you for understanding!
* You may publish photos of the doll on your blog/website, but please be kind and tell people where you found the pattern :-)
* Make as many dolls as you like
* Selling dolls is permitted
* Commercial mass production is a big giant no-no
Thank you and HAPPY DOLLING!