Then, just before retirement decided that I wanted to learn how to hook. In all honesty I started out rather cheaply with an inexpensive hook, a hoop and purchased pre-cut wool strips. When it became apparent that I did want to continue with the craft, decided I'd better start slowly gathering the equipment necessary to do the job right while I was earning some income with a regular job.
So then once the hooking came the dollmaking was no longer fun. In the beginning I wanted to keep everything I hooked but eventually, knowing the hooking was here to stay, decided that I'd better try and sell some of my hooked pieces so that I could continue to feed my hooking habit. However, rugs don't sell nearly as fast as a doll because of the cost involved. Therefore it requires me to make a doll every now and then and I complain to myself the whole time.
In two weeks I have a show and have a customer who loves my black dolls so I try to have something that may be of interest to her when she goes to the show. I've sent her an e-mail already to alert her before I post a picture on my web site. And, if she doesn't want it I have a feeling that Bev Conway will.
Meet Grandpa Zeke. He is 35" tall, has wool locks for hair, button eyes, needlesculpted nose, and stitched lip.
And, I may have shown you guys this before, but this is the collection of dolls Joan has purchased from me over the past few years.
FYI, I have tried over and over again to get all the text colors to be the same and no matter how many times I try, no matter how many times I scroll thru the whole thing and click on one color it changes at will. When I first posted the blog there was some text which was in a white background. SO, went in and changed that. I am NOT surprised people are leaving Blogger.