I have loved making yarn dolls (aka ‘Yarn Babies’ or ‘Yarn Tassel Dolls’) ever since I was a little girl.
Since we are living in such challenging times these days of the pandemic, it struck me that making a video of how to take some scraps of yarn and turn them into a dear little doll would be a soothing and lovely thing to do.
These little yarn dolls are a simple and fun thing to make with children, or just as a way of calming and centering yourself.
They are a lovely little gift, and a lot of them will fit in a pocket, so they can be given away freely, or mailed, or hung in a tree with a note, perhaps, that says: ‘I wish you well, so I made this for you’.
Here’s the video of how to make Simple Yarn Dollies:
We have a tradition in our family of making Christmas/Holiday ornaments for our family and friends.
I have been thinking about what I should make for this year.
I always start working on them in the summer so I can get lots of them done.
This year, I wanted to celebrate my Peg Loom and Weaving Stick book being published, so, I designed Tassel dolls to weave with weaving sticks.
I am putting hooks on the back of them so they can be hung on Christmas trees, garlands or wreaths.
The Tassel Dolls can also have pins or loops so they can be worn on the lapel or the zipper of a bag.
I made the Tassel Dolls with weaving sticks from Dewberry Ridge Looms: https://www.dewberryridge.com/products/weaving-sticks
Here is the how to video that shows the step by step instructions for making the Weaving Stick Tassel Dolls:
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