Monday, December 3, 2018

Handmade Santa

I started making the Santa dolls as soon as I finished a wool tapestry stocking for my mother.

My 9" Santa doll was made with muslin and vintage wool felt. I've had the felt many years and wish I had more now. I used muslin to cut-out doll pattern, hand sewed and stuffed, next I applied white gesso to head, hands and feet. I used Dina Wakley acrylic paint on feet to look like shoes. The hand were left white. The face was painted with a watery magenta scribble stick by Dina Wakley. Two dots for eyes were made with a Sharpie. A tiny bell was handsewn on the hat. All clothing was handsewn. The hair and beard was made using Bernat yarn.