Playing with paper dolls

March 10, 2014 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

On the weekend my friend Shannon and I went to a workshop on Ningyogami, the art of making Japanese paper dolls. It was part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival and organised by Brisbane Brown Owls, a local craft collective.

Here’s the example doll that our table was trying to emulate.

Ningyogami

And here’s a very fancy example by session leader Melanie Gray Augustin of Kimono Reincarnate. If you want to give Ningyogami a try, you can find instructions on the tutorial page of her blog.

Ningyogami

I’m not usually one for group crafting, but it was interesting learning something new and thinking about how I might apply it to fabric. Here are my dolls… I’m thinking of them as windswept, rather than messy!

Ningyogami

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