Monday, 31 May 2010

Victorian Mourning doll

Victorian mourning art has always fascinated me, but I have first now tried my hands on the subject.

So my first piece inspired by the Victoria mourning theme was this mourning doll, but believe me, I will be making more items inspired by this particular theme.

I started by making a cloth doll, that I first painted, then created hair using embroidery thread and last clothed using mainly lace decorated with red beads.

She is being sent out to her new owner tomorrow and I hope she will like her, as much as I did making her.

The last picture is of a small piece of momento mori, inspired by a traditional Victorian headstone motive, that I have added to the package, which the doll is being mailed in.