People always ask me how the "Little People" are made.
So I have put together a photo diary for you on how to create a Little person.
For the clothes I buy 100% wool or wool blend felt in white or cream which I then hand dye myself.
I tend to dye small amounts of felt at a time so I get the colours I want.
I use a number of dyes: Ashfords dyes, Dylon, Food Colouring, Tea Bags
all mixed with setting agents.
On this day I was dying Greens and Reds for Mushroom Ladies.
Here are the naked little people bodies which I buy from " Winterwood" in Australia.
I then wrap the body in 100% wool Fleece
I then make fitted pants to go over the legs
I then make a fitted top
Then I make the dress
Last but not least I make the hair and hat which I glue to the head.
And now I draw on the face with permanent makers.
Some people prefer the dolls with out faces and for those I leave the faces off.
And so a Little Mushroom Person is born: