We will each make the start of a doll which then gets added to by everyone else in the group as it travels around over the next few months and at the end it is returned to the original maker.
Your doll can be as incomplete as you like when it begins it journey. If you’d like to have a record of it as it travels around you can send extra bits with it too – maybe a camera, a journal or a sketch book?
The posting day will be on the same day of each month, the first posting day is 1st September.
When a doll arrives with you, you are free to do with it as you like! Add body, head, face, limbs, outfits, accessories, environment, anything that you feel will fit.
You can spend as much or as little time as you have that month and you post it on at the start of the month. If you haven’t had a chance to work on it, or, if you’re running late or on holiday, you’ll need to make
arrangements with next dolly maker in the list.
We’ll post them with either Royal Mail Recorded Delivery, or with your courier if you’d prefer (and have one), so to keep the postage costs down, we’ll try not to make them too heavy (no stuffing with stones and bricks). We’ll also need to package them carefully to avoid breakages.
We thought it would be nice to have a place where we can share pretty ideas and photos of the dolls, so we’ll add to this blog over the weeks.
We also thought it would be nice to meet up and have craft dolly making meetings once a month on Saturday mornings. Provisional dates we’ll aim to meet: October 18th, November 15th, December 6th, January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th.
There is a mini–theme for the dolls: "You and your doll are invited to a tea party!"
We’ll have a final Dolls Tea Party in Summer 2009 where we can see all of the finished dolls.