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Soft sculpture art doll white linen bird cloth doll Queen of birds

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Linen soft sculpture bird. Raphaella the Queen of Birds is my latest bird doll hand made from white linen, with button jointed legs. Both arms and legs are wired so they can be gently bent into position. She has beautiful pale green glass eyes, a wool felt beak and just a hint of blush on her pretty cheeks.

Raphaella wears a stunning hand knitted crown created from my own pattern and decorated with vintage buttons and beads and a small golden bell. Her dress is white muslin and net, richly decorated with stitches, coloured threads, vintage buttons & ribbon, pom poms ribbon flowers and a red felt heart, she also has a selection of vintage miniatures attached to her gown, a tiny copper bowl, a flat copper colander and metal pitchers. At her neck is a cotton ribbon ruff above a vintage silk bow with a tiny hand made royal brooch. Raphaella carries a basket of yarn and over her shoulders wears a scrap of vintage silk scarf held in place by a tiny wooden peg! There are raw edges and loose thread details. On her feet Raphaella wears brown fake leather boots with red felt soles and bright pink raw silk details. All clothes are fixed. Approx. 19" or 48 cm tall including hat.

Each character develops as I work on them, I usually start with a body colour and an animal in mind then different fabrics and costumes develop until I have the completed doll who is then named. I imagine Raphaella as a travelling Queen spreading love and peace wherever she goes, a gentle creative soul.

I use a selection of coloured threads to construct my dolls so the stitching becomes a visible detail in the work. She is firmly stuffed with polyfill. Face details are wool felt, blush and embroidery thread.

Raphaella is a decorative item and not suitable for children due to small parts and delicate construction.

Soft sculpture art doll white linen bird cloth doll Queen of birds


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: linen, wool, wool felt, pom poms, polyester filling, muslin, net, vintage silk, vintage buttons, copper miniatures, vintage metal pots, fake leather, straw
  • Ships worldwide from Bristol, United Kingdom
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