Friday, July 3, 2009


These are the two hands for the doll that i am doing.
The reason for the wire is that it reinforces the pipe cleaners and makes it easier to put in the fingers, (easier, but not easy). I have used a neutral crochet cotton to bind the pipe cleaner inside the wire right up to the fingertips. The hands need stuffing, and there is enough fabric there to enable sculpting and making tucks, darts on back of hand and palm to give it character.
When doing freehand sculpting, i suggest you do both hands at once. (don't forget to mirror what you do or you could have two right hands or two left hand hands). Look at your own hands and see the lines in it, You will end up fascinated by hands.


  1. I must admit, I can't wait to see this doll you're working on when it is finished! I will keep following your blog. You seem very inventive!
    Love your cats!

  2. HI Sue!

    Thanks for sharing... all very very interesting! I haven't been brave enough to use darts and tucks.. have only just mastered them (actually, not sure that I have...) with doll bodies. But hands are so little!

    Funnily enough, my son asked me the other day why my hands were so veiny... to which there was no other answer but to reply, "I'm getting old Aaron!"

    Lots of love!
    Vikki xoxoxo

  3. Looking forward to seeing the hands finished . The process really is interesting , thanks .

  4. Hands seem to be so difficult. Am I right in thinking the core of the doll was alfoil?
    This really is fascinating.

  5. The foil is not in the doll, but just in the process of getting the size and shape i wanted for tracing onto cardboard to make the pattern pieces i want.