Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sewing with Freezer Paper - Tip for New Dollmakers by Deanna Hogan of Blue Heron Dolls

Deanna Hogan is an exceptional doll maker who has some wonderful tips, tutorials, and e-patterns on her Blue Heron Dolls website and her Deanna's Blog blog. She has a Sewing With Freezer Paper - Tip For Dollmakers on her blog that I think you will enjoy.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Deanna Hogan of Blue Heron Dolls.

Here's what Deanna had to say about her freezer paper tip: Freezer paper is an absolute necessity for me when sewing dolls, especially when sewing small detailed parts like fingers. This is much easier and more accurate than tracing around a template and sewing on the drawn line - nothing against those who do so, this just works better for me (that and the fact that my purple air-soluble pens are often too dried up to use, or the ink disappears too quickly). Also, the drawn line has some width to it, and fingers may get chubby and end up with a seam allowance that's too narrow to be turned right side out and stuffed successfully.

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Deanna's Bio - Deanna is a cloth doll maker and designer. She began making cloth dolls in the mid to late 90s, after discovering the amazing things being done by other doll artists and became a member of ODACA - the Original Doll Artist Council of America in 2006. ODACA's objectives are to promote original artists and their work, to achieve and maintain a high quality of handmade doll making, and to educate collectors and the public about original artist dolls. Her dolls have been featured in Soft Dolls &Animals, Contemporary Doll Collector, Doll Crafter & Costuming, Doll News - UFDC Publication, and Doll Castle News.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Deanna Hogan of Blue Heron Dolls.

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