Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hagrid Cloth Doll Completed

Posted by: Paulette
Hagrid is an original cloth doll. He's 23 inches (58.5 cm) long. He sits about 12 inches tall. His hair is made from three different yarns, wefted together on the sewing machine between pieces of copy paper, which are torn off before hand sewing the wefts to the head.

The most challenging part of this doll was the "leather" clothing. His vest is made from vinyl. And I found it to be too stiff to make his coat and boots from. So, I had to make some faux leather.
This was done by mixing Sobo Glue and acrylic paint together and then painting it onto a doe skin fabric.
 The variations in color were accomplished by using different colored paints, in layers.

Close up of clothes
Norbert hatches from the egg

Norbert is made from an armature of aluminum foil and wire and Super Sculpey, and then painted with acrylic paints
The umbrella is made from a dowel, fabric, and wire covered in Super Sculpey for the handle and then painted with acrylics.

The Hogwarts Gang
I've already sold some of the dolls, so this is the best I could do to get them together to show the size.

1 comment:

  1. I think Hagrid is my favorite so far! Great attention to detail, especially his umbrella! :)