Thursday, 27 December 2012

Queen Anne Dolls at Sudbury Hall......

Heres another superb Queen Anne doll, one of a collection at the museum of childhood, at the National Trusts Sudbury Hall, where I am resident artist again for 2013. I will also be using her as inspiration for one of my up and coming weekend workshops, dates to be confirmed in the next few days :)

She will also feature in my exhibition at Sudbury hall, The Art of the Toymaker, which will include my highlights from the museums collections and pieces of my own work, it will run throughout the whole of next year.There will be many free printouts and makes , when you visit the museum.

Here are some photos including, whats under the skirt--which all us dollmakers need to know. Interestingly enough she had no panties, but does have a most fabulous, boned corset, of which you can see the base of. She is a very large doll, and her dress is made of a stunning, rich yellow dupion silk. I will feature more close up photos etc, in a booklet on my workshop--so watch this space. Details up in the next few days and places are limited....enjoy !









4 comments:

The Vintage Bazaar said...

Just chanced upon your gorgeous blog via hesta & the pugs! Lizzie

Tin Chapel Textiles said...

so pleased to meet you !! I love your blogg too and will be popping to your fayre one day soon :) x x x

Are you curious about me? said...

How I wish that I lived nearer.

Madame Etfleurs said...

Interesting article. The reason the doll does not wear panties is that during the 18th Century ladies did not wear underwear panties as we use nowadays. Under their beautiful dresses there was a long camise made of linen or cotton, a boned corset and petticoat, sometime two petticoats, one made of linen and the other for display embroidered silk or silk quilted. The dolls and their dresses were miniature replicas of the period clothing :-)