How to Make Yarn and Felt Folkscomments (3) November 28th, 2008
Cut another 12-inch piece of yarn, and tie this tightly to form the doll’s neck. (Each time you tie yarn in making your doll, use a tight double knot.)
Make the head slightly smaller than you think it should be—when we add a face and hair later, they'll increase the size of the head. Leave the ends of the piece you used to tie the neck intact, and just let them become part of the doll’s body. Set the body aside for a moment.
Now, make some arms. Wrap the yarn about 18 times around the 4-inch side of the postcard. Pull this small coil carefully off the cardstock. Cut two 6-inch pieces of yarn, and tie these tightly around each end of this coil, forming your doll’s hands.
Take the doll body, and divide the yarn so that the center of the remaining coil is open. Insert the arm piece through the center of the body, as shown.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery