When I first started thinking about how I wanted to make cloth dolls I began looking back to the Boudoir dolls of the 1920’s and 30’s. They were made for decoration and not for play although I suspect quite a lot of playing did go on!
Blythecon Bristol feels ages ago now, but I had such a great day as ever at Blythecon events. Mainly it is such a lovely occasion to meet up with people who you’ve talked too online, and connect with customers, but also to be inspired by the creativity of so many makers.
I first set eyes on Galatea (or one just like) her when I was seven years old. My father was an engineer in the Royal Airforce and the whole family had been posted to Cyprus. I saw the doll on a stand in one of those little tourist shops dressed in traditional costume.