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05 Aug

Doll- Primitive Collectible

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Actual baby dress

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THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND Primitive collectible doll is hand stitched and sculpted to have an unforgettable face! She’s approximately 18″ tall and is made in the primitive style. Hand dyed for a slightly aged look, she wears an authentic baby dress fit for a newborn. Her hair is the softest, silkiest, orange yarn tied in pigtails.

I really like making primitive dolls, whether animals or people. This one was particularly fun, because her face is needle-sculpted and she has eyes that aren’t just flat—painted or stitched.

The dress was one I made for my granddaughter, who wore it only a few times before she outgrew it.

The doll’s hair is made from a very fuzzy yarn in a bright orange color and is sewn one strand at a time on her head.

Want to see some more primitive art examples? Here’s a Pinterest link that will give you a thousand ideas!

I’ve been collecting pins on my own Pinterest board, too, so feel free to take a look here.

Want to make a primitive doll of your own? Here are some links to tutorials for you!

Old World Primitives

American Prim Primitives

Sewing Wonder

Lucyz Lazy Dayz Primitives

Sweet Bear Creek Whims

eHow

Tattered Sisters

Love to Sew

Instructables

Fig & Me

And some links to free patterns, too!

Glen Oaks Primitives

Prim Mart

The Pattern Cupboard

Sassafras Hill

Mercantile Gatherings

The Primitive Hare

Old Road Primitives

Red Dirt Primitives

The Garden Web

There are a multitude of patterns you can buy, too. Here’s a few from Etsy.

CCC Primitives

Pearces Craft Shop

Two Girls Laughing

My Primitive Salt Box

Mustard Seed

Old Rag Doll Cupboard

Cindy’s Homespun

Sew Many Prims

Sweet Meadows Farm

“And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.” ~ Wole Soyinka