doll apron pattern

I put up a pattern and tutorial for a doll apron with pockets up on the Windy blog today.

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Little Quick began developing another series last year called Sixes & Sevens with Leah Mallen of the great documentary Coast Modern as well as our little Foggy film. We've paused in development to take care of some new Windy business. These aprons were part of the project.

The Sixes & Sevens dolls are in storage, so I used the sweater pigs as models. If you'd like to make one, you can use this template. I used pieces of an old sweater rather a glove.

Textile crafts from the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Kente cloth, Adire and Adinkra are different types of patterned textiles from Africa. Kente is woven. The colours of Kente cloth have different meanings (image Kaylor Jones via pinterest).

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Adinkra (left), from Ghana and the Cote d'Ivoire, is patterned with symbols. Adire is resist-dyed with Indigo in Nigeria (Adire cloth, c. 1950, Joss Graham).

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Auggie trying out the Adinkra stamps at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

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The child-scale grocery store they had there was fun, too.

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The boy in the hat was so cute and so nice.

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