The Doll Project

The Doll Project was a lovely collaboration between nine designer-makers. Here's an explanation from the project blog

'It's sort of doll consequences. We will each make the start of a doll which then gets added to by everyone else in the group as it travels around over the next few months and at the end it is returned to the original maker. Your doll can be as incomplete as you like when it begins its journey. When a doll arrives with you, you are free to do with it as you like! Add body, head, face, limbs, outfits, accessories, environment, anything that you feel will fit.'

In 2010 we were delighted to exhibit the finished dolls at the V&A Museum of Childhood. 

My doll was constructed from the inside out: I created a set of felt internal organs (complete with brain) and let my fellow makers do the rest. The images on the left show the start and finish of my doll and several of my contributions to the other dolls; to see more, visit the blog.

  • Made in 2008-2010

  • Thanks to the other doll makers: Lucy Jane Batchelor, Katy Walker, Kirsty Kissell, Bee Hayes, Mandy Sutcliffe, Laura Cave, Ruth Martin and Lucy May Schofield