How to weave doll dresses on pin looms

It’s pure joy to carve little wooden dolls.

And, because I love weaving on small looms, it makes sense to weave dresses for them, too.

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Here are the latest of my ‘Story Door Dolls’ wearing their woven dresses.

And, a little closer view of the ones that I wove in a video tutorial on how to weave the dresses:

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Jim looked at all the dolls set up on the dining room table, and said that it looked like Christmas to him.

I loved that it looked festive!

I was celebrating, as it’s taken me quite awhile to figure out exactly how to weave the dresses…. I have a tendency to start out by doing things in incredibly complicated ways.

It then takes a lot of trial and error, and many iterations, to get to the place of simplicity.

But, I’ve finally gotten there, and I am pleased.

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Here’s the video tutorial on how to weave doll dresses for 6 inch dolls.

In the video, I forgot to mention that I carve my dolls fairly slender, so if your doll is somewhat thicker through the torso, weave the 2 bodice sections wider.

Happy weaving and happy carving!

 

 

 

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One response to “How to weave doll dresses on pin looms

  1. Pingback: Carving and weaving for the Birch Tree Sisters | Tottie Talks Crafts Blog

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