There is a wonderful web site, http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com, which has a number of doll patterns from a Japanese designer who signs herself Runo Dollmaker. It's well worth exploring.
Things I learned making this doll:
- Like Pam Grose she used the "skin over" and needle shaping technique for faces. It gave me a little different look at how to do this.
- My stash brocade was too heavy for her kimono so it's undrapeable.
- Rather than pipe cleaners she used wire wrapped with batting to insert in the dolls fingers. I could not get this to work!
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