Welcome to The Faerywood Tree! Growing up a kid of the sixties in a small town in West Virginia filled me with adventure and wonder. My patch of woods drew me in; nurtured my imagination and curiosity. The dolls I create are inspired by those days; the past times of summer, the beings that I was sure lived in my woods, the story books that I read and reread. My wish is to pass on the joy of childhood; that each doll give a smile and hours of play.
I have been designing original cloth dolls for nearly twenty five years. I have had dolls juried into arts and crafts shows, galleries and Tamarack of West Virginia.
My love of vintage has also urged me to learn the age old techniques of German Feather tree making. They were the first artificial Christmas trees and brought to America by German immigrants longing for a little of Christmas from their country. It is amazing how twirling dyed goose feathers around wire looks like pine needles. Many of the spun cotton and paper ornaments sold in 'dime' stores were made to hang on the feather trees. I use the original techniques to recreate the trees.
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