Wednesday, 14 April 2010

old dog

I've been commissioned to make a vintage dog on wheels and this is my first prototype. I'm adjusting my pattern (again) as he's not quite right yet for the brief, but he turned out so lovely that he will be offered for sale in the folksy shop. He is made from osnaburg which has been dyed, then re-dyed in places to create his darker 'spots', with very strong coffee. He is one of the biggest dolls I've made to date at almost 15" tall and 15" from his nose to his bottom. He was quite a challenge to get in the oven to bake! He is freestanding (a small miracle!) and seems to answer to the name Bob!

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