|All dolled up|
|Written by NGOVOU GYANG|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:01|
As she sewed wool clothing on a doll, the house was quiet except for the sound of birds chirping on the veranda where pots of hibiscus plants were neatly arranged.
“I don’t really care if I sell them or not; I just like doing them,” Ms. Titley said as she reached in a box beside the table and removed more dolls. Some were still faceless forms; others were outfitted in traditional dresses and headscarves.
Before starting a doll, it is important to have an idea of what it will look like, according to Ms. Titley, whose work is currently on display at the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum.
After their bodies are sewn together, the dolls have to be filled with scraps of fabric or pillow stuffing, Ms. Titley said. In the past, she added, trimmings from horsetails were used.
See the Sept. 27, 2012 edition for full coverage.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:12|