Pattern of a doll from Toni Finanger
A very large niche in modern needlework tooksuch direction as the creation of an interior doll. It would seem that little girls should play such toys, but no, adult women not only sew, but also collect them, sitting on shelves of their houses, exchange with other needlewomen and give their grown-up relatives and acquaintances. And helping them in this is the pattern of the doll. And not one, but dozens.
It began more than ten years ago in Norway. The first pattern of the doll-tilde was invented by a girl from this northern country Tony Finanger. In 1999 she opened her first store called "Tilda" and published two books: "Tilda Christmas" and "Tilda Easter". In the books, a step-by-step description of the creation of toys was given, and in the shop there were sold individual master classes and all the materials necessary for the needlework.
Tildes are called primitive toys. They do not have a clearly traced face, the distinctive features of dolls are bruised cheeks and small eye-beads. According to the original idea, the eyes should be performed in the technique of the French knot, but you can make them from beads or even draw the dots with acrylic paints.
For tailoring tildes use natural fabrics: cotton, flannel, coarse calico, linen, felt, wool and felt. The colors of the materials are mostly gentle, pastel. Abroad, a special fabric for toys-primitives is produced - the so-called "American cotton", it is a pleasure to sew from it. Russian needlewomen either order it via the Internet, or are wriggled out by picking up material at local stores. But finding a beautiful coloring with a small pattern can be difficult. In some large cities, shops specializing in tilde toys open, there is everything you need for tailoring: Tony Finanger's books, a doll's pattern, textiles and stuffing material, buttons, ribbons, laces, hair and finished products.
Tildes are different. Under this name sew princesses, fairies, girls "working profession": poultry, gardener, tailor. There are tildes - fairy-tale characters: Pinocchio, staunch tin soldier and his ballerina, Santa Claus. Thought Tony and a large number of toys-animals: sheep, cats, giraffes, goose, snails and many others. Tildes are called and small souvenirs, sewed from suitable fabrics: hearts, strawberries, tulips.
The Russian language of Tony Finanger's book is nottranslated, but this does not prevent the needlewomen from sewing toys: the pattern of the doll is simple and understandable. For sewing, you can use a sewing machine, but the author most often makes products manually.
There are several tricks that make it possible to sewa toy similar to the original. The patterns of the doll-tilde have their own peculiarities: the handles and legs are very thin. To twist the fabric, it is convenient to use a wooden Japanese chopstick. The limbs are not tight enough to the middle, and then knee and elbows are bent, so the doll will be able to sit and hold various objects in hands. To the trunk, hands and feet are sewn either with secret stitches, or with the help of a button fastener.
Girls tildes can boast of a wonderfultan. To get such a color, the fabric is dyed. There are two ways. First: boil the matter in the water with a few sachets of black tea or with coffee. The second: to color the ready-made body of the doll. To do this, make a mixture of coffee, cocoa, cinnamon, vanillin, water and glue PVA. Painted so tildes will smell just amazing!
Today the name of Tony is known to almost all needlewomen in the world, so successful was the pattern of the doll.