Ice Princess. Waldorf Winter Season Table Doll
Here comes the Artic Princess of Ice, to our Winter Seasons Table.
Friday, July 6, 2012. I finished making this doll in the langour of our Californian Summer! I felt the need to make something youthful and pristine, after making 2 gnarly old hags prior to this doll, namely Mrs. Thaw and The Old Hag from Hansel and Gretel.Her hair is made of sublimely soft, satiny and beautiful tussah silk roving and her dress is made from a 100% silk blouse I got my hands on at the Salvation Army store down the street.
What is tussah silk roving? You may ask…
Tussah or wild silk worms live naturally in tropical or semi-tropical forests. Their silk is gathered after the moth emerges. There are many varieties and shades of wild silk. As the caterpillars eat all kinds of different trees, all rich in tannin, the silk is beige to brownish toned. Tussah silks are wildcrafted and thus may be considered “organically raised”. They are naturally tan, and generally are stronger and more resilient than cultivated “white” silks.
Here is the grand dame of ice in her white rabbit pelt stole.
I got the inspiration for making this doll from seeing her version of Ice Princess in Sybille Adolphi’s delightful book, “Making More Flower Children”.
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