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dolls upper body closer up
she appears to have drawn on features, but a tiny couple of stitches too around mouth and nostrils
Posted on April 14, 2017 Full Size| Slideshow

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Brooksey
6:48 AM on April 15, 2017 
Alicia Davies says...
I do have some of Eve Dawnay dolls but this one is made differently. Originally I thought she could be one of hers too.

I didn't think this doll was by Eve Dawnay. I was simply highlighting that Miss Dawnay also used a soft sculpture technique in the construction of her figures.
Jan
5:41 AM on April 15, 2017 
Google took me to the magazine, thanks Brooksey,
Brooksey
5:38 AM on April 15, 2017 
Jan says...
Link won't open for me keep getting that webs page.

There's only the little "m" on the second line, Jan, but it makes all the difference, so make sure it's included in the copy. Alternatively, if you click on the incomplete link, you might be able to complete the address by adding the "m" to the end of the URL in the address bar when you get to the Webs error page, which should then open the article for you.
Alicia Davies
5:33 AM on April 15, 2017 
I do have some of Eve Dawnay dolls but this one is made differently. Originally I thought she could be one of hers too.
Brooksey says...
The technique looks similar to that used by Eve Dawnay for making her figures.

For anyone who doesn't know about the Eve Dawnay collection, it can be read about here:

http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/issue19december2013p6.ht

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Alicia Davies
5:31 AM on April 15, 2017 
I think she was home made too rather than commercially made.Interesting doll, not quite sure what to do with her having bought her. No
t sure why I bought her as she cant go in any of my houses, she just called out to be purchased rather than left behind!
Rebecca Green says...
It's beautifully made and dressed - what a great find! I have no idea who might have made it, but it does remind me of articles about how to make dolls out of stockings or pantyhose (they're sometimes called 'soft sculpture' dolls). I think they sometimes used a combination of stitching and painting to create the details of the face. So perhaps she was homemade? Perhaps she was intended to represent a historical period or personage??
Jan
5:30 AM on April 15, 2017 
Link won't open for me keep getting that webs page.
Brooksey
5:22 AM on April 15, 2017 
The technique looks similar to that used by the late Eve Dawnay for making her figures.

For anyone who doesn't know about the Eve Dawnay collection, it can be read about here:

http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/issue19december2013p6.ht
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Rebecca Green
5:14 AM on April 15, 2017 
It's beautifully made and dressed - what a great find! I have no idea who might have made it, but it does remind me of articles about how to make dolls out of stockings or pantyhose (they're sometimes called 'soft sculpture' dolls). I think they sometimes used a combination of stitching and painting to create the details of the face. So perhaps she was homemade? Perhaps she was intended to represent a historical period or personage??

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