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Paintbrush Rocket | TAA! – Needle Felted Medicine Dolls!
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TAA! – Needle Felted Medicine Dolls!

TAA! – Needle Felted Medicine Dolls!

Medicine Dolls, Sacred Dolls or Spirit Dolls are a new trend in craft doll making. They are all dolls created with an intention to bring warmth or a special message of love to the person it is given to. If you are interested in seeing what some artists are creating, take a look at my Pinterest folder full of Medicine Dolls.

Here are some dolls we created together at the Tennessee Art Academy….

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Here is the process…

You will need a felting needle, foam block, core wool, colored roving, sticks and wool yarn. Β Pull off a small handful of core wool and set to the side.

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Take the larger piece of core wool and wrap it like a crescent roll. Attach the end of the wool with the needle, trying to not push the needle into the foam block.

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Divide the remaining core wool into two pieces.

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Attach one stick as an arm/leg by taking one of the extra pieces of core wool and wrapping it around the stick. Β Attach the wool together with the needle, so the stick is not moveable.

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Do the same thing on the other side so that the doll has two arms/legs.

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Reinforce the stick by felting tightly around the stick. Β You can see below, how tight the stick is attached.

Choose roving colors and wrap the bottom portion of the doll with several thin pieces. Β Attach loosely with the needle.

Add roving hair and any details you wish to finish the doll in a unique way!

Here are the directions on the boxes we made to store our dolls. Plus these can be used to display the dolls.

We painted two 11×17 pieces of watercolor paper, the heavier the paper, the better for box making. Β Then, each piece, on the backside, we drew with tagboard strips the grid you see here. Β Each strip is lined up against the side of the paper, on all four sides and traced. Β The LID was a 2.85 inch strip. Β The BOTTOM was a 3 inch strip. Β YES, the lid is the SMALLER THICKNESS. Β This is so that it can slide over the bottom. Β Then, each square in the four corners has an X. Β That is the line to cut on each square, stopping at the corner. Β Then fold all four sides and the square and glue together. Β I prefer glue sticks for box making and using large paperclips to hold them shut. Β Easy!

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