Pretty Prims: The Delight is in the Detail

Prims Detail

“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life - I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.”

- Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff

From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a big impact on the eyes when it comes to art. Join us today as we uncover techniques and tips that focus on the detail in doll making.

 

Tips from the Pros:

Pendleton

“These animals have painted details giving them their defining characteristics.” – Cathy Pendleton

Sliwka

“Nothing goes to waste – every little textile scrap is reworked again and again.” – Viv Sliwka

Zacchino

“It’s so important to use colors and textures that you are drawn to. Have fun mixing up colors and patterns. I never try to match anything – the fun is the crazy mix!” – Catherine Zacchino

Barb Moore

“All these thoughts were running through my mind as I was creating these rabbits. Right then and there, I knew I was creating these treasured memories from my past. Each stitch I made now had a purpose – three generations of women knit tightly together.” – Barb Moore

 

Petite Prim Feet

“Used clothing stores, thrift shops, and antique stores are a treasure trove for fabric. You can always change the color or antique the fabric with fabric dye, tea, or coffee.” – Candice Wirth

Prims Bunnies

 

“…I decided to dabble in papier-mâché. I love how the gel medium gives a whole new life to my little friends.” – Colleen Moody

Prims Detail Feet

“To give dolls a slightly grungy look, lightly rub the doll’s body, as well as the clothes, with coffee. You can choose how grungy you want the doll by simply adding more or less coffee.” – Cheryl Foster

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Prims Winter 2014Are you new to primitive doll making, or are you completely devoted to the craft? No matter your level, glimpse inside the new issue of Prims, for tons of inspiration. We’ve got tattered, weathered, and worn dolls and lovely clay and cloth creations – there’s no secret that this issue’s art will warm your heart and inspire your own creativity.

Whether you art journal, stitch and sew, or solder jewelry, how do you add detail to your artwork? Comment below:

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Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 7:00 am
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7 Responses to “Pretty Prims: The Delight is in the Detail”

  1. Renee Zarate says:

    These are absolutely delightful!

  2. Ella says:

    Magical! I am enchanted-I have been wanting to make dolls for awhile. Hopefully soon-I am going to have my own room to create it, plot and dream! Thank you for sharing all these lovely cheery photos!
    I want polka-dotted legs-lol!

  3. pat says:

    Such character in these Prims! Layering, building up layers creates details in my artwork. If you look at nature, nothing is simple.

  4. kim critzer says:

    Charming and inspiring. Makes me want to stitch something right away!

  5. Sami Swan Thompson says:

    These little creations have a unique charm that will never be matched by anything purchased new in a store. Thanks for sharing these!

  6. Ellen Wright says:

    Been lovin’ primitives for years and now work as a primitive folk artist in England. There are no hard and fast rules with primitives and creations generally evolve from a just scrap of fabric or bit of rusty wire. The most useful tools for a primitives artist are imagination and coffee (for ageing fabric – not drinking!)

  7. viv says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my bunny Cotton Reel Pin cushions.
    viv
    hens teeth

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Prims Detail

“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life - I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.”

- Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff

From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a big impact on the eyes when it comes to art. Join us today as we uncover techniques and tips that focus on the detail in doll making.

 

Tips from the Pros:

Pendleton

“These animals have painted details giving them their defining characteristics.” – Cathy Pendleton

Sliwka

“Nothing goes to waste – every little textile scrap is reworked again and again.” – Viv Sliwka

Zacchino

“It’s so important to use colors and textures that you are drawn to. Have fun mixing up colors and patterns. I never try to match anything – the fun is the crazy mix!” – Catherine Zacchino

Barb Moore

“All these thoughts were running through my mind as I was creating these rabbits. Right then and there, I knew I was creating these treasured memories from my past. Each stitch I made now had a purpose – three generations of women knit tightly together.” – Barb Moore

 

Petite Prim Feet

“Used clothing stores, thrift shops, and antique stores are a treasure trove for fabric. You can always change the color or antique the fabric with fabric dye, tea, or coffee.” – Candice Wirth

Prims Bunnies

 

“…I decided to dabble in papier-mâché. I love how the gel medium gives a whole new life to my little friends.” – Colleen Moody

Prims Detail Feet

“To give dolls a slightly grungy look, lightly rub the doll’s body, as well as the clothes, with coffee. You can choose how grungy you want the doll by simply adding more or less coffee.” – Cheryl Foster

***

Prims Winter 2014Are you new to primitive doll making, or are you completely devoted to the craft? No matter your level, glimpse inside the new issue of Prims, for tons of inspiration. We’ve got tattered, weathered, and worn dolls and lovely clay and cloth creations – there’s no secret that this issue’s art will warm your heart and inspire your own creativity.

Whether you art journal, stitch and sew, or solder jewelry, how do you add detail to your artwork? Comment below:

Related Posts: