Sunday, July 10, 2011

Half doll Amelia..

I received this lovely doll in the mail this week , from my sister .. A birthday gift ..
Amilia is a half doll, she stands about 8cm.. painted in soft blue..... a wooden stand will be made after I have completed the skirt..
I wanted to keep the theme of light blue so have chosen same colour beads with a darker blue for the cotton..
Chosen beads and cotton..
Well that was the easy part..
now for the threading of the beads onto the cotton..
The beginning is a slow process.
One hank of beads on cotton.
Crochet put to one side for a day or 2 and on with the knitting..
Pattern and a few rows of beadknitting..
If you are interested in  Beadknitting, here is  the list .
Sullivans beadknitting needles, size 1.25. & 1.50.
DMC cotton perle 826..
Beads #11 seed beads # 674 colour.

The cotton and beads were purchased from a local artist. If you live in Tas you can find them at Windermere Fine Woodcraft.. Or send me an e-mail.. and I will point you in the right direction..
                                   You may like to check out this site..Pollys Beads .. I have no affiliation with this site,but thought you would enjoy the pics..
Enjoy your day.. :))


Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the finished doll :)

One pair of Hands said...

I've often admired your pretty beaded dolls, never given a thought to the time put into preparation. It must be an absorbing craft.

chrisartist said...

How beautiful.
I look forward to seeing the finished doll

DK said...

I got here from the iCrochet site. I've never ehard of bead knitting before, but looking around here it looks like it's really beautiful. I don't knit yet, but I imagine I could probably do similar things with crochet. Your items are quite lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Always amazed at your patience with the bead knitting Pat.
She will be beautiful !

ria said...

καλή μου φίλη σε ευχαριστώ για την επίσκεψη σου και τα καλά σου λόγια στο μπλόκ μου!!
οι κουκλίτσες είναι πανέμορφες!!!

delys said...

were do you get the pattern please .