Materials List for Maiden, Mother, Crone, Death.
Not all of these supplies are required and you can gather them as we go along in the class. You are in charge of how simple or complicated you want your doll to be. This is a source list and a place to start.
- cotton fabric for bodies and arms-patterned or plain, skin colored or bright colors depending on what you choose. If you don’t have a stash of cotton or other fabric, you can use fabric repurposed from clothing or napkins. Best to use plain colors for face and arms, and patterned for bodies.
- scarves or sari fabric for draping and clothing your doll
- thread and needles for sewing (or a sewing machine)-this is regular sewing thread for attaching doll parts together and sewing doll and arm bodies together
- embroidery floss-DMC 25 is good, can separate into individual strands or use double, this is for embellishing the face, body or skirt-this kind of thread is brighter and looks better for thread that can be seen
- scissors fabric scissors are best ( also helpful to have paper scissors for making the paper patterns etc)
- drawing materials for making paper patterns, including, paper, pen, pencil, cardboard, glue
- quilt batting for supporting layer when embellishing the face, body or skirt, about a yard, Joanne Fabric or most fabric supply stores, synthetic is cheaper but it quilt batting with cotton works better
- pipe cleaners for an alternate means of making arms and legs or other extended parts of the doll body
- snaps (different sizes) as an alternative way of attaching body parts
- sewing pins for holding fabric pieces in place
- buttons for attaching arms, two holed buttons are easier to work with
- stuffing materials -fiber-fill, alternately you can use dried beans, straw, fabric scraps, or even lavender, if you want to add a nice scent to your doll
- stuffing stick-can use chop stick, helpful for turning doll outside in, and also for stuffing fiber fill or other stuffing into the doll body or arms
- photo transfer papers for faces, here is a link for a photo transfer paper from Joanne fabric that is cool because it has both dark and light transfer paper https://www.joann.com/jolees-easy-image-transfer-sheets-8.5inx11in-10-pkg-for-lightdark-fabrics/12638227.html#start=1
- light box for tracing designs, can use window instead
- tracing paper-one way of tracing an image onto darker fabric for stitching after. Here is a link to a tutorial on some methods of transferring images onto paper. http://www.badasscrossstitch.com/tutorials/how-to-transfer-embroidery-patterns-to-your-fabric
- fabric markers
- water based crayons such as Cara D’ache II. Note these are not permanent and will wash off if it gets wet. You can also try oil based crayons
- tiny items of your choice you can stitch onto the doll