Dolls have been around for many centuries and are found in every country around the globe. They are made with a variety of materials and are dressed and decorated according to its country's culture.
As a hobby there is no end in sight if you challenge yourself to dress every doll in our country and international countries.
Most of us start locally and the first place is usually in the home making doll clothes for our children's dolls. Very simple doll clothing can be fastened with glue or bonding strips. Hand stitching, machine stitching or a combination of both is a permanent solution for longevity and can handle the playing and washing which these garments will be subjected to.
Do you love to sew and list this craft as your finest talent?
You may wish to make clothing for historical, celebrity, collectible, restored, and antique dolls.
Knowledge of fabrics and other materials which existed when these dolls were manufactured will require research. There are patterns available for time period fashions, but you may also have to design your own templates.
Accessories complete an ensemble and it will take creativity and skill to also make these items.
Rag dolls, knitted, crocheted, and other fabric or thread dolls also need clothing.
The rag doll is the oldest of all the dolls. It is usually the child's first doll because it is soft and harmless.
Knitting and crocheting garments for these dolls offers its share of needlework challenges.
Needle work fashions include:
This has been a short introduction to making doll clothes, but hopefully I have sparked your curiosity and have you considering this interesting sewing art and craft as a hobby or possibly as a new career or business opportunity.
Click https://hubpages.com/art/Doll-Clothing-for-Mommy-and-Me for more information about making doll clothing.
Do you like to color?
Adults are enjoying coloring for therapy, hobby, or learning about colors to better their art and craft projects.
The books and papers for coloring help you to understand the value of color, how to make other tints, and blending colors for various highlights, contrasts, and shading.
If you haven’t done so, you may wish to try your coloring techniques on a new hobby called coloring for adults. Its popularity started out as an activity for occupying idle time while traveling or waiting your turn for an appointment at a doctor’s or dentist’s office.
This new craze has gone beyond its use for doodling or a form of activity for relaxation. Hobbyists are finding this to be a fun activity and are using their finished art pieces in an assortment of art and craft projects.
The first book we purchased had 39 pictures of mandala drawings. A small box of basic colored pencils started our adventure. We worked with the primary colors of red, orange, blue, green, violet. black, white, and a few other tints which were in the small box. The initial starting stage began with the techniques of our elementary school years. The instructions included the color wheel which we started paying attention to after getting bored with the basic colors.
The simple act of coloring is the beginning of gaining tinting knowledge with personal experiences from your elementary school day memories, color therapy from art class, and experimenting with trial and error. As you follow suggestions for cool and warm colors which is included in the purchased coloring book, you'll begins to understand how colors offer contrast or compliment each other. The emotional side benefits of tranquility and immediate rewards encourage learning.
The mandala drawings, which are circles filled with geometric patterns, change their appearance with selected colors. There may be three of you coloring and each of you will have a different kaleidoscopic view because of the color choices made by each individual.
If you are anything like me, I started downloading free examples offered by artists located Online. Selecting landscaping, animals, people, and objects allowed me to experiment and gain a better understanding of how to use colors.
There are different sizes of boxed colored pencils available. We started with a small box and learned how to mix colors to increase tint variety. Later we purchased larger boxes for more variety, but still found that we like mixing colors to get the hue that is just right for the project.
Craft Ideas With Colored Pictures
This is a small list of some of the projects which can be done with these pages:
You may wish to do your own drawings or sketches to avoid infringing on these artists' works of art.
For more information visit: https://hubpages.com/art/Colors-For-Adult-Coloring-Books-or-Pages