This weekend I had the wonderful pleasure of attending a doll making workshop with Jennie Loudon at the Out of the Blue studios in Leith, Edinburgh.

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The dolls are fantastical with real personalities, and have a similar feel to the puppets from the animated film The Nightmare before Christmas with their elegant, elongated limbs. We were all provided with patterns to make either a doll or mermaid, and an impressive selection of fabrics and embellishments to make the doll. I went for a floral upholstery weight fabric for her lovely long arms and calico for her torso and ample bosom! Her hair was finished off with fleece needle felted on, and a wee skirt gave her some element of modesty…

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