A Penny for Your Thoughts -
Claire Pruitt's Penny Cloth Doll Pattern

Last year I had the privilege to be a pattern tester for Claire Pruitt when she was developing her penny cloth doll pattern. It was a risk for her to let me, because I was fairly new to dollmaking ;-) Her Penny Cloth Doll is designed as a cloth interpretation of a peg wooden doll. The jointing of this doll is amazing, and I learned so much through making it. Claire Pruitt has a Penny Cloth Online Class that you can join at any time. It's self-paced, and the instructions for making the doll are superb. She has the clearest pictures with instructions I've ever seen. I wouldn't label this doll easy, but Claire's instructions made it easy!

Pictured above is Claire's original Bavarian Doll - she finished the face off with embroidery and I think the bun on her head is crocheted. She designed the doll so that the joints at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees are movable, just as a wooden doll's would be.

Dolls from Claire's Penny Cloth Class Pattern:

Claire Pruitt's Bavarian Penny Cloth Doll


Dixie Redmond's Penny Cloth Doll


"Mlle Cosette Dubois" by Lynn Gabos


Kate Erbach's Penny Cloth Doll 1

Kate Erbach's Penny Cloth Doll 2 - "Blush"


Iris Doll 1

Iris' Doll 2

You get the idea! Claire has made a pattern that has my favorite feature - versatility and flexibility. She leaves the finishing up to you - no cookie cutter approaches here, but provides lots and lots of inspiration pictures in her class files. Check out the link below if you're interested in signing up for her class. I had a lot of fun with it!

Penny Cloth Online Class


Tracy Carpenter said...

Dear Dixie,
What a thrill to see Patience on your site! Although I see her every day, (and, truth be told, talk to her) it's fun to see her on her "Mom's" site again. I can't imagine any other penny cloth doll of this pattern could possible have turned out as beautifully as she. I am excited to hear about Claire's class as well. Thanks for the info.

Stillwaters Music said...

Dixie~ What a beautiful doll and beautiful work! Thanks for sharing. :D

Atticbabys said...

Dixie I remember your beautiful Penny Doll! Looks like a fun pattern & I loved seeing all the different interpretations of! thanks for sharing! Nan

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keep you from doing what you can do."

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