Skin tone/Thread combos and a bit more

DOLL MAKING TIPS

    After more than two years of doll making, six skin tones have been tried and most of them required specific thread colours. In this blog post, I would like to share a summary of skin tone/thread combos I used as well as a few examples of my dolls with different skin colours. You are welcome to print and share this image, I hope it will be helpful.



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    My most used doll skin has been from USA manufacturer - Weir Craft 100% organic interlock. Not sure if they continue to produce it right now.  I bought ten meters of it and finished all up just recently. Yes, maybe it is not the best of the best on the market, but I have been happily creating many dolls from it, organic cotton will be always the softest for me. With the right choice of blush colour and eye/hair combo, I have been able to create so many different dolls from blondes to redheads and brunets.

Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
Weir Craft organic interlock for both dolls here

 DWE which stands for De Witte Engel skin tricot has been my second favourite for a very long time and only because I have been buying it in small quantities. The doll jersey is available in 8 skin colours, so far I just tried six. The doll jersey from De Witte Engel is made from 100% cotton, double-knitted and coloured according to the EN71, art. 1, 2 en 3 guidelines. The yarns used for knitting this doll jersey carry the Öko-Tex label. This means that the doll jersey from the De Witte Engel is safe to use in children’s toys. Right now it is my number one and only interlock I use for the dolls.
Below are some examples of my dolls with different skin tones.

Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
DWE Dark Brown skin tone (T104)

Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
DWE Mocha brown (T105) skin tone


Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
DWE Mocha brown (T105) skin tone
Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
DWE Mocha brown (T105) skin tone
I haven't used Light Pink/Salmon (T102) skin tone much. In my opinion, this skin tone is ideal for baby dolls.

Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
DWE Salmon (T102) skin tone
Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
Pale Caucasian (T115) skin tone
Natural Fiber Art dolls, Down Under Waldorfs, dolls, Waldorf Inspired dolls
Red Brown (T106) skin tone

And the last thing I wanted to add - don't be afraid to use different colours of beeswax crayons, you will be surprised to see how simple blushing can change the whole look of the doll, I hope you noticed it from the photos above... but let's talk about it in another post :)



Olga Efimova

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