By Ruth Haring
This StitchIn was held on December 11 from 1 to 3 PM. It had been originally scheduled for the previous April. The goal of this stich-in, besides the usual sharing of current projects, was on the dolls of the Georgian and Regency Periods. Ruth gave a short (20 minute) program on these dolls with pictures of antique dolls including Queen Victoria’s.
Members could then share what dolls they had whether antique or new which was enlightening and fun. We had 7 attendees. The small turnout might have been due to the conflict with the Regency Hunt event which was scheduled for the same day, or the busy season. However, it was a fun group which got together and it fulfilled our educational goals.
Ruth mentioned the following resources during her talk:
· The Wish Booklet – Fashions 1806-1810 by Susan Sirkis This is a paper booklet that was published in 1975. You might be able to find a copy at Dollspart.com, or a copy on line. It has instructions for making a doll and her extensive wardrobe.
· Antique Doll Collector magazine, Vol.22, No. 6 has an excellent article on Queen Victoria’s dolls as well as an article on Grodner Tal German woodens.
· Check out Etsy for Peg Wooden dolls