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« on: November 29, 2013, 07:12:37 PM »

i'm looking to add a couple of doll's to our impression, and i don't know what to make their bodies out of.

i made a couple of waldorf inspired dolls a couple of years ago, but i don't think the cotton knit i used would be appropriate lol.  they don't get played it, so i'm going to use the stuffing and yarn for these new dolls. they're stuffed with wool and have wool hair.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 11:09:38 AM »

The original cloth dolls I've looked at had predominantly cotton cloth bodies by the mid-century; there are a few linen bodies, but a firmly-woven cotton of a medium weight seems to be really typical. Wool, cotton, sawdust or bran-stuffed bodies all show up. Painted heads/faces, inked faces, and some few yarn "wigs" show up as well.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 12:18:18 PM »

bleached white?  or natural?
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 12:29:38 PM »

White, but mellowed with time. It goes pretty quickly, actually, particularly if filled with wool or bran or certain kinds of sawdust!
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 12:30:35 PM »

But the dolls that have shaped, sized, and painted heads are painted in flesh-tones.
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