Sunday, July 14, 2013


I've just finished this Primitive Witch wall hanging for my buddy Nancy.

This is my first attempt at a "primitive" style doll. I had to research prim dolls to see how they are made. I used beige cotton and tea stained it after it was stitched & stuffed. It didn't change the fabric much, so I went back and used my Dye-Na-Flo inks (diluted with water) to darken it more. It turned out more yellow than I had planned, but I think it works for a witch's skin.

I didn't do any needle sculpting on the face -- This is a flat "pancake" doll. I drew the face on with colored pencils & ink pens. (I used some acrylic paint for the eyes & mouth).

Believe me, it was a struggle NOT to over-embellish her!

The phrase "So Mote It Be" is what Wiccans say at the end of their prayers & wishes.

(BTW - this is not an original design by me. I saw a photo on Pintrest of a doll similar to this. I tried to find the original source of the photo to give them credit, but could not. So, I apologise to the artist who designed it. If anyone knows, please let me know.)


The Stitch Fiddler said...

Good job on your Primitive Witch. Your sketching talent shows up in this gals face. The pancake dolls are such fun. At first glance I thought it was a sculpted face.

Arley said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like the face. I love drawing & shading faces. I doodle faces all the time -- especially when I'm talking on the phone!