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Sometimes things happen that get you moving in a new direction. A little while ago, an
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Florida sunset by Edwina Sutherland
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You know I'm crazy for corsets. At Williamsburg, I got to see planty being worn.
This week, I saw an online article about using zip ties as boning. these babies, however, are works of handsewn art. No machine sewing at all!
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I'm pleased to announce that my patterns are now available as instant download files on Etsy. This means you buy the pattern, you get the pattern instantly! How cool is that. Here's what
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Well I learned something new! On Doll Street's club Journal, we were having a
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Just think about these sentences and re-think your attitude if you are guilty of any of these.
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Do you set goals? I do. I don't always write them down,
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Cloth Doll Inspirations with Patti Medaris Culea
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It's been a busy week for me. I've had no time to create for myself, I've been so busy with the creative people at Doll street! I've been adding new things to the pattern shop and new classes.
I won't be going to AFICC this year. These doll gathe
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‘Perhaps not to be is to be without your being.’
Perhaps not to be is to be without your being,
without your going, that cuts noon light
like a blue flower, without your passing
later through fog and stones,
without the torch you lift in your ha
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Here's another stage of my Steampunk Journal. I've been noodling away at these two pages this week. It is amazing what one more little doodle will do. I found this great quote from
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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My husband was away for a week. Not one to waste such an opportunity, I got out my paints. The dining
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I spent ages getting the
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I'm a creative person and I deserve time to create!
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Tell me if you think this coat would make a great Steampunk style coat. It's 1812, taken from an original garment, which was a beautiful black wool satin. Even after all these years in storage, it's beauty shines. It was lining and quilted with lambs
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Steampunk by Choleena DiTullio
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A Doll Street Challenge – sponsored by Fairfield and Studio Galli
Join us on this fun challenge and aim for one of the fabulous prizes offered by our sponsors. The challenge is open to everyone, even if you are not a Doll Street member.
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Boy! I've had a troublesome time adding photos lately. Blogger has ticked me off.
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Marie Antoinette by Marie Arden
Source: marieardenpinkliving.blogspot.com via Edwina on Pinterest
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Last month, Ottawa celebrated Winterlude, our annual festival on ice . The Museum of Civilisation had a programme running at the same time, called Winter in New France.
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I have been bookkeeping for hours. Sorted out a glitch in my method which took a while. Paid my bills and didn't do anything creative today, except get my newsletter organised.
It was a welcome relief, to look at what other designers are doing, esp
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Can anyone resist this?
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Marriot NY, NY
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Exit Lobby of Canadian Tire at 330 Coventry Rd., Ottawa. The manager of that store loves art and has partnered with OSA to bring art to everyone needing car oil. On now until Mar. 5, 2013.
Choleena DiTullio is a friend and fellow West End Studio Tou
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I had to share this video with you. First of a series about the Creagers work, which needs little introduction from me.
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Snow Horse found in Ottawa
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Thanks Twister Sifter, for the image
That is a great quote. we must allow ourselves time to play. When ever I sign up for a class, that's my day to play. To learn a new technique, be with like minded people and explore the paintbox of creative essen
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Since I took over Doll Street,
I find myself pondering the marvellous variety of work that is displayed there.
So much creativity!
Take this class by Linda Misa. Brink uses old stuff like lamp bases to
create the new base for the doll. Up cycling ol
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While I was at the Vogue Knitting Show in Chicago, I bought this lovely yarn. It is mohair and silk and feels so silky in the hand. It has been space dyed in turquoise with a shot of yellow. Delicious! How could I resist?
It came with a free patt
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Crochet protraits by Jo Hamilton
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I was lucky enough to meet some great journalists and bloggers in New York. Marie Segares talked about the Gallery on her blog: the Underground Crafter
Here are some of Adrian Kershaw's video tape sculptures.
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The Vogue Artists
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No-one can say that going to the Big Apple is not an experience. So much to see and do, so much to try. I just came back from spending last weekend at the Vogue knitting Show. It was held at the Marriott in Times Square. A happening place all by itse
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This looks like a fun way to use the rolls left from the wrapping paper.
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I am so excited to share this news- not one, but three of my Steampunk pieces are in the new magazine from "Just Cards."
There are so many familiar names from the doll making world. Christine Shively-Benjamin, Mary Ann Tate, Laura Lunsford and Shel
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Ice by Edwina Sutherland
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Agora by Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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Another great video from Thread Bangers. Once you've made this one, you can scale down one for a doll.
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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Following last week's awesome video on Top hats, I found this one. I love Thread Bangers videos! She's makes it so Do-able!
You have time to make one for a gift!!
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Chicago Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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Chicago Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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This little pattern was designed by Sherry Goshon. I know a lot of you are being creative for the holidays. So here's a FREE pattern for you to try! Click the picture to get it.
Sherry also has a great winter type figure as a class. Check out Mack
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Colleen Babcock has designed a pattern especially for
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I love this quote. I also love the picture with the fabulously ridiculous moustache. Lots of wax used there!
It is Movember and I hope the guys in your life are supporting the cause. One of my guys is. Your moustache may not be perfect, but it's the
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Chicago Cloud Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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What began as a simple trip to Chicago was complicated by the weather. First, Fog. Toronto was fogged in. Our plane actually flew to TO and back to Ottawa, because there was nowehere to land. It meant we missed our fun day to tour Chicago.
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Kelowna Vinyard Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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For this year's Studio Tour, I made some necklaces to sell, using my own artwork. It is helpful to have some lower priced items like this. People buy them and go home with a tiny piece of art.
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It's been a busier than usual few weeks at Casa Del Edwina. I have been catching up on my costume and bridal work in the studio after my vacation. Then there is the West End Studio Tour to prepare for. I am busy with Paverpol today. Hope I don't run out! The last bit of Big News comes later! Read on...
The West End Studio Tour begins September 22 and continues on the 23rd and the next weekend, September 29 and 30th. The Tour is a neighbourhood happening here in Ottawa. This year [..]
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Today I thought I'd share this deli8ghtful painting. You know how I love expressive eyes!
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Geraniums Photo by Edwina Suthelrand
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Is this not the coolest jacket ever?? I'm all set if I should go to a steampunk event. meanwhile, I'll wear it anyway. it's sure to get noticed!! I love the period feel that it has!
Jacket by Top Shop, UK
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Duck lake, Kelowna, BC
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Sacre Coeur, Paris
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Today and all weekend, I'm working on finishing some stuff. I do have an art show coming up next month, you know! (The West End Studio Tour)
So I took a look around the studio and saw all these heads. One has a body begun, this guy above. I love his snooty look, so he may be destined to be another Marquis. He's needle felted.
This guy I made for a joke. You may recognise him. He's Gru, from the movie "Despicable Me." He may not get a body, perhaps just becoming a pin or brooch. Then [..]
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Wisley Gardens RHS, UK
phot by Edwina Sutherland
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My latest class is up and available for registration on A For Artistic. I've been working each week to get all the photos edited and inserted into the class notes.
I love making these cute mini cats and dogs. you might need one to accompany your favourite doll. You might want to make a portrait for your favourite dog or cat. In this class, I'll be showing you how to make a pet to scale, so your pet matches your doll's size. I'll be taking you through the needle felting process, plus how to det [..]
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Drain by Edwina Sutherland
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The Heart of Art. Many of us are guilty of over thinking our creative projects. Sometimes we just need to allow ourselves to play. Through play, we learn, just as we did as children. When we over think a project, it often loses something. That intangible element called “Heart.” The heart of our art is what makes it speak to people.
Recently, I began a new figurative art piece, with a plan that it would be a companion for an earlier figure. That's her picture, above. I had the armature made [..]
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Poppies by Edwina Sutherland
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Creating Historic Costuming for Art Dolls
Sometimes we start a project with grand ambitions to do it right. Once you’ve decided to dress a doll in historic costume you have decisions to make: what era am I depicting, how accurate am I going to get with the costuming? I’ll walk you through my approach and tell you some of the tricks and tips I use.
You can have a lot of fun with a project like this; there will be many questions to answer. I start by researching the era. Once I have found the [..]
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Paper costuming concepts, or making it up as I go...
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Sometimes you look at a doll you made ages ago and see it with new eyes. This is Catherine. She was created using my Emmeline cloth doll
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It's been a busy couple of weeks at Casa Sutherland. My son had his prom, exams and commencement all in one week. Plus, the poor guy was packing for camp! Talk about pressure. We are very proud that he has graduated and is off to college in the Fall.
Below is my favourite dress from the girls at prom. It takes its inspiration for Haida designs and I think this girl stood out from the crowd of taffeta and frilly gowns. Note the matching hairstyle. Don't you agree?
Meanwhile, my online cla [..]
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Imagine - Strawberry fields
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Re-Imagine History Challenge on Doll Street Dreamers.
I'm so thrilled to announce that my doll, Origami, won Best Overall Doll in this challenge!
Congrats to all the entrants and the winners!
Skill level: Advanced/Professional
The Concept Behind Your Doll:During the great Exhibition at the Crystal palace in London in 1851, the Japanese Pavilion drew a lot of attention. The Japanese delegates were similarly enchanted with England and many remained there following the Exhibition. Their influ [..]
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It's a hot Friday here in Ottawa. I am playing hooky and getting some work done at
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New York news
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Last month I delivered this dress to Fort Wellington
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I'm super excited to be teaching online again. I have two classes coming up this month - Yvette and Dance With The Stars.
I'm teaching Yvette online at A for Artistic. Yvette starts June 20th and costs $45. In this class we'll be making a cloth doll, then creating a costume for her reminiscent of the 18th century (think "Dangerous
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Deep in West Dorset, England, lies a magical hill. The woods and trees are old, the trunks covered in moss. If you look carefully among the trunks of the trees, you will spy the fairy doors. I am enchanted by fairy doors. the mystic portals into the realm of faerie.
Children are drawn to the doors and leave little presents and notes for the fairies. Sometimes they leave a wish. Some of these are poignant in their innocence "I wish
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I'm happy to announce the new
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Tulip Festival, Ottawa
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This past week, I've been busy with needle felting stuff. It's always so relaxing to get back to poking away with my needle. There's
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I'm very excited to share my news with you. I have been invited to be a feature Gallery Artist at the Vogue Knitting Show in Chicago this October. Details are not up on their web site yet, but check with Vogue Knitting Live to see the updated schedule soon. I will be one of 8 gallery artsits showing my work. I plan to take along some felted vessels, needle felted dolls and my cloth dolls too. It's going to be fun!!
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Petite palais, Paris
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The April meeting of our doll
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They also serve, who only stand and wait.
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There is so much to see in Paris. Every nook and cranny can be examined. This doorway caught my eye. It's not an unusual doorway, expect it fits so perfectly in the
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Ste Chapelle, Paris
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Paris was wonderful. So much to see and do, so far to walk. Up the
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Love locked up
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I will be sharing some of my Paris pictures with you, but today it's back to work on 1812 dresses. I have two lovely ones to make for Fort Wellington.
The fabric is a lovely woven stripe, the fabric very sheer cotton. To show off the stripe, a darker blue sateen was chosen as the petticoat fabric. The bodice is very high under the bust. I'm
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Tower bridge, London
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Or incroyable, to use the French term. I have been practicing my French and am surprising myself with my success in finding our way about. I may be a,using the locals with my attempts, but that's part of the fun. My friend and I bought a two day museum pass and have made the most of it.
Was naturally on our list of places to visit within the vast Louvre collection. Her many fans surrounded her when we arrived and everyone jostles their way to the front of the crowd for a closer look [..]
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I'm posting remotely while I'm in Paris. I'm enjoying the wealth of art around me. Even the
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You've heard of the Color Wheel, right? Well try this! Click
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Blogging is Fun
When you get to spread it around. This Tuesday, I was a guest blogger on The Magic
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My corset making class has drawn to a close. The ladies did so well with their corsets!!
Here's Kate, sewing away, learning how to make piping. The trick is to use true bias strips and to press the folds along the strips. this makes it easier to place the cord in the fold as you sew. Piping the top and lower edges adds a lovely finish to a corset. it can also become a decorative feature.
Edwina Richards Studio
Here you can see two corsets. These were made with shot taffeta covers. [..]
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The Ultimate Snow Fort
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Follow the link here to see my guest article for Colleen Babcock, of the Magic Bean. Colleen is featuring historic costuming this month. I'll be featured this Tuesday and next! Enjoy!
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It's been busy in the studio lately. When is it ever quiet? I've had boxes of fabric arriving for 1812 historic costumes, boxes of wool fiber arriving from Vancouver, ready to make more needle felt creations, fittings with clients, dolls, and so much more! What with a busy school schedule for my son, I've been over booked, to say the least!
Just what have I been doing? Well, for one thing,I have been teaching a workshop here at the studio, to three enthusiastic students. They are learning how t [..]
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Register now for this class!
Barbara Willis workshop – “Juliette”
Barbara Willis is author of Cloth Doll Artistry Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures, has been creating dolls and teaching nationally and internationally for over 30 years. She has been associated with the quilting industry, fibre guilds, embroidery guilds and clubs, International Quilt Market, The Knitting and Stitching Show (UK) doll clubs, and workshop events fo [..]
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Enjoy this video from talented polymer clay artist, Adam Thomas Rees. Who said it was a craft material?
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Pocahontas and John Smith - amazing Paverpol work!
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So last time I talked about sizing your mini pet. This time, let's give you a tutorial on how to needle felt. I teach this as a class, so look for it coming soon, online!!
Lay it on the
profile picture to check the size again, and then adjust it so your dog stands by
itself. I begin adding wool fibre in thin strips, winding it tightly around the
wire skeleton. Once you have covered the whole skeleton, tack the ends in place
with a felting needle. You need to work on a sponge work surfac [..]
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Family life 1812
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Time for a tutorial!
Have you ever wanted to create a companion for one of your
dolls, but struggled to find the right size dog or cat? I'm going to show you
how to create a dog to scale, with good proportions. The same rules will apply
when creating any miniature animal.
Start with a profile picture of the dog; if it shows the dog
in motion, so much the better. I find these images in magazines and online, or
you can use a photo of your own pet. Now calculate the size of your pet. You [..]
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Valentine's day is here and what better time to have fun with crafts? We always go crazy and make some last minute fun stuff in our house. So I thought I'd share a few with you this week. The one above is a Disney craft, based on the movie. I'm making these this year! Click the picture to go to the site.
Here are some cute cards to make from Magical Crafts. I found this on Craftsy.com, which I just learned about. I joined and posted my new teddy tutorial there.
Here's an easy one f [..]
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This is a long trailer for an upcoming documentary about stylish New York older ladies. The documentary is planned to come out in the summer of 2012.
For more stylish ladies check out http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com
For more about director go to linaplioplyte.com
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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I just joined Craftsy.com and have listed a couple of things to get started. First, is my Noggins pattern. I can't believe I haven't shared this with you before! I created them and the pattern sold quite well on Etsy over Christmas. I love mini stuff, because it doesn't take long to make.
Here are the Noggins. You can see they are not just for Christmas, but can share your house every day! Noggins like to live in the corners of dusty bookshelves, guardians of your library. They also like to r [..]
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The Marquis by Edwina Sutherland
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I have been involved in an interesting project. Toulie is a textile artist who came to me for help with this project this summer. She had created a piece like this, but much larger. It measured about 3" by 2". My task was to scale it down to about 18".
This was done with a drawing to size and then the segments were translated to the 3-D form, which was padded. Toulie created the feminine shapes you see and I included these. She is an artist who explores our fascination with female genitalia.
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I have had trouble uploading pictures to my blog, so this post has none! A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Well, I promise not to go on that long, but want to tell you about what's going on in the studio.
Works in progress. I have
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Karakuri from Matthew Allard on Vimeo.
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I'm blogging on the road this week, from Randolph Centre, Vermont. Don't ask me where that is near, I just followed the GPS until I arrived. I'm here at the Green Mountain Rug School to teach Needle felting. I call the class Fairy Tale Felt Folk, as
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Photo by Denise Fletcher
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There's no doubt that there is much to learn from an artist like Kate Church. Kate came to Ottawa last weekend and our group spent three fabulous days under her tutelage. I've never produced so much in one workshop! Kate calls the class the
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Photo by Denise Fletcher
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Enjoy this video. This guy does amazing work!
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After much work with my fabulous web designer, Louise Ingram, I am pleased to announce the brand new look for my web site http://www.edwinadolls.com/
Louise, who also creates fabulous glass beads, gave it a new look, new colours and
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Photo by Denise Fletcher
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I'm back home now from the class with Colleen Babcock. We had such a great group to work with. Collleen of course, is a great teacher. She makes sure everyone goes home happy!
Taking a class is great "cross training" as my friend Nancy says! It sure
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Vintage hand made lace jabot
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Well, here I am in Ingersoll, Ontario. I travelled down with Sue Ann from Doll Club to attend Colleen Babcock's class. We are making her Stitch in Time doll. Sorry, No photos, as I left my camera at her place. Darn. I was going to show you how the he
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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I am so excited. I had to share the news. Meet Dr Con Traption. Last month I sent him off to Columbus, Ohio for the Artistic Figures In Cloth Conference. He was part of a Steam Punk Challenge mounted by Doll Street, an online community.
Dr Con Trapti
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The happy couple
Associated Press image
I might be English, but no, I didn't get up at 3 a.m. (Canadian time) to watch the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I have recorded it and will savour every detail later. I did wak
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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Masks of Venice
Photo By Edwina Sutherland
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You have to watch this video. Tell me if it touches you as it touched me.
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Here is the flat doll I am making for an online swap. The theme is Marie Antoinette. I had a lot of fun dressing her, using bits of sari fabric. She is on her way to the next swap partner now, for more trimmings. I could have
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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Last weekend, I had the joy of hosting Leslie Bailey for a class here in Ottawa. What a fun time we had, as Leslie led us through the process of creating an elf with polymer clay.
Leslie broke it down step by step. Every head turned out so well! I t
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Fortress Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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I was honoured this week with a group of visiotrs to my studio. They were friends of the National Gallery here in Ottawa, a study group, who visit artists studios.
I spent the afternoon before getting my studio tidied up , all my sewing projects put
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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I finished this piece a while back, but totally forgot to take a photo and share it with you.
It's needle felted using Corriedale fiber, which is one of my favourite wools to needle felt with.
Dancing in the Moonlight
I found the base on a
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Photo by Edwina Sutherland
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If you haven’t tried the many styles of felt making, you are missing a big part of the textile arts experience.
The hottest trend in the fibre world right now is felting. To take beautiful colours of wool fibre and turn it into something useful, l
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It's still cold, so thinking of salsa dancing makes me feel warm. Until I go off to my son's hockey game tonight, that is!I'm really looking forward to teaching this new class. There are still spaces left, so contact me if you want to take the class.
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Snow dogPhoto by Edwina Sutherland
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Here's Tilly! No longer silly.I dressed her in 1812 style, to test out my online class once more.I've had some great comments from those who have taken the class.Tilly as a doll pattern has been sent off to Cyndy Sieving at AFIC. Cyndy is preparing a
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Ride a painted pony photo by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2011-02-11 08:55:00
And the winner is...! I've always wanted to say that. It was such fun, reading through all the comments again. I wrote all the names down and put them into a hat, then drew 3 winners. It took a while before I could announce them all, because I wanted
Published on 2011-02-09 07:45:00
Pillar boxPhoto by Diane Carter
Published on 2011-02-05 09:36:00
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who commented on my blog. It was great to hear from Connie, Judy and so many of you. I am making so many new friends with my blog and new facebook page; it's just amazing!The winners of the 1812 costuming class have
Published on 2011-02-02 08:05:00
Berries and toppingPhoto by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2011-01-31 13:26:00
Last chance for the FREE 1812 costuming class is today!Any comments on any of my January blog posts will earn you a ticket in the draw.Tomorrow I am going to put all your names in a hat and draw three lucky winners!Thanks for all your supportive comm
Published on 2011-01-28 08:13:00
So I decided to join the 21st Century. I joined Facebook. I've been thinking about it for ages and finally got around to doing it. My son has coached me through the basics, especially when I saw the ENORMOUS amount of email landing in my mailbox from
Published on 2011-01-26 09:14:00
The Old Bike Shop photo by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2011-01-21 09:32:00
Cloth doll patternMy new doll design is now called Tilly. perhaps Silly Tilly, I'm still deciding. You may recall, this doll is being designed for our doll club's 1812 challenge. She's 12" or so tall and is designed to be a child about 10 or 12 years
Published on 2011-01-19 06:37:00
SewnPhoto by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2011-01-14 09:36:00
A new doll is underway! I have scaled her to be a child doll, to fit with my Annabella pattern. Our doll club, All Dolled Up, is having an 1812 challenge, to celebrate the upcoming anniversary of the war of 1812. We decided the dolls should match in
Published on 2011-01-12 08:29:00
The Promise Photo by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2011-01-10 08:55:00
I'm very excited to offer my first blog giveaway. I am offering my 1812 online class FREE to three people who comment on my blog in January.Yes, all you have to do is comment on any of my blog posts this month and you will be entered in the draw. Ple
Published on 2011-01-05 13:45:00
Salt Photo by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2010-12-31 11:18:00
I've been reading "Taking Flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts. It's a book about finding inspiration from your life and following through on your creative wings. It's well written, interspersed with projects and interviews with other artists.I've enjoyed re
Published on 2010-12-17 09:24:00
This little guy is going up on my Etsy store, Not Carved In Stone, today. I love making bears. One or two of my bears will be given as gifts this year. I needle felt them fairly firm, so they are squeezable. They are also string jointed, even the hea
Published on 2010-12-15 09:37:00
BankingPhoto by Edwina Sutherland
Published on 2010-12-10 10:39:00
Today I am creating a few ornaments using my free Bonbons pattern. I thought I'd write it up as a tutorial to share with you. You can download the free pattern on my web site.There is so much going on lately that I want to get out there and share. I
Published on 2010-12-07 17:49:00
Into the GreenPhoto: Denise Fletcher
Published on 2010-12-03 10:38:00
I have one more show this holiday season, at Fisher Park School. I have created some mini cats and dogs, which I am sure will be popular. I took this picture, which I thought looked like a herd on the move.I might set them up so that they "chase" the