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needle-felted doll Alice Eli

Winter Dollmaking: Alice Eli

Apr. 28, 2016. [cont'd from Feb. 21, 2016] I had a sense that Alice was a weathered old anchorite -- a cave dwelling religious hermit. But after she got her sturdy leather shoes she seemed like more of an itinerant teacher. Also people around me kept referring to her as "he." Maybe her name was Eli? She decided to be Alice Eli, to be whoever her people needed her to be on a cold winter's day. She is more kindly than she is beautiful.

needle-felted doll Alice Eli

Construction. Needle-felted in core wool on a wire armature, Alice Eli has a base sweater/leggings layer of needle-felted blue wool roving. Over that is a long jumper made from an old linen tablecloth, hand-dyed. Her cloak was hand-sewn from upcycled wool, with the hood from a felted sweater.

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Books by Susan Barrett Price:

THE SUDDEN SILENCE: A Tale of Suspense and Found Treasure (2015) Thailand: lovers of ancient treasure tangle with international black markets. Delia Rivera pulls Martin Moon back into the game and their quest turns deadly. In paperback and Kindle editions.

TRIBE OF THE BREAKAWAY BEADS: Book of Exits and Fresh Starts (2011) Time after time, Mary asks herself: Do I go or do I stay? She finds her power in her ancestors: Smart women turn discontent into action. An illustrated memoir in paperback and Kindle editions.

PASSION AND PERIL ON THE SILK ROAD: A Thriller in Pakistan and China (2008) The twin forces of revenge and redemption drive Nellie MacKenzie and Taylor Jackson on a crazed adventure into the heart of Central Asia. They grapple with issues of ethics, trust, rage, and bitter heartbreak -- as well as the intrigue of the international antiquities trade. In paperback and Kindle editions.

 

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