Dear Laurel Art Dolls and Textile Work

Dear Laurel Soft Sculpture Art Dolls
by Textile Artist, Laura Daub

My Soft Sculpture Art Dolls can be posed and displayed and handed down for many years to come. Some of them are a bit fragile to be considered toys, but as a mother and maker, I would certainly let an older child play gently with my dolls.* As with every single handmade doll throughout history, they can always be fixed.

Clothes and accessories are sewn on and not removable (except for capes, vests and scarves) and hair is permanently styled. The doll’s arms and legs have been hand-sewn on with embroidery thread. All my dolls are made with muslin, linen or cotton with poly stuffing, natural wool for hair, modern, found, recycled and vintage fabrics – mostly silks – and embellished with hand embroidery and other findings. Raw edges and fraying fabrics, thread knots and visible stitching were all part of the plan and were included with artistic intent. Boots are painted with water-based paints and may fade. Gentle cleaning/dusting is recommended only when needed and you are welcome to repair her if ever needed. Each Art Doll is in between 11 1/2″ – 13″ high and she can sit or stand with the assistance of a doll stand. Each doll comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

*Art dolls are not recommended for children under 4 due to fragile parts and fabric/art medium that should not go into the mouths of babes.

 

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