Tag Archives : Dollmaking

Althea Crome – Knitting In Miniature

Some crafters just seem born to create a certain kind of thing that uniquely their thing. Meet Amazing crafts artist Althea Crome, the person who created the teeny-tiny little miniature knits seen in the movie Coraline (Focus Features, LAIKA 2009.)

If you have never seen this video, it really is quite amazing to watch Althea work with what I can only guess are tapestry needles (you know, the ones with the not-so-sharp tips for working embroidery thread into a tapestry.) EVERY little stitch is done by hand (or ‘fingertip’ really)…if you think it took you a long time to make your sister that pretty scarf for Christmas, try this one on for size!

This is impressive not just because the work is beautiful, but Althea Crome’s work seems to be as much a creative outlet as it is an impossible zen exercise.

Coraline Mini Sweater


What's Better Than a "Triple Threat" – Interview With John Tartaglia

When a performer has exceptional talent as a dancer, a singer, and and actor, some say he or she is a “triple threat.” But what do you call someone who’s awe-inspiring talent and creative genius can be seen in theater, acting, singing, producing, puppeteering, developing productions from concept to fruition and everything in between? The […]

Make An Easy Rag Doll

How To Make A Flannel Rag Doll   Recently updated !

What you will need:
* Fabric for the body – you will need about 1/2 – 3/4 yards skin colored fabric
* A needle and thread (and a sewing machine if you have one – speeds this project along considerably!)
* Yarn for the Hair
* Fabric to make clothes and accessories
* Down or soft stuffing (softer the better – this will give your finished doll a relaxed, whimsical look)
* Fabric Paint for the details of the face
* Fabric glue for the hair
* (optional) I used a zipper foot on my sewing machine to allow for better maneuverability