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Lucy Landry can keep you in stitches......I mean she can teach you to stay in stitches.
As a cloth doll maker I know that it is always about the stitches. Once you master the basic doll making skills it is the little added items, techniques and yes stitches that turns a doll into an Art doll.
As a young girl, Louisiana artist Lucy Landry learned to sew and
it became second nature to her. She grew up in an environment where generations
of women cultivated her talent.
Needlework and embroidery provided a pathway to
her artistry. Lucy’s professional
training as an occupational therapist includes anatomy and kinesiology of the
human body. Her professional training became an effective resource while
creating her artwork.
Landry is meticulous not only to the form but also to the
content, the history or back story, of each individual doll. According to
Landry, “The body language of the doll creates the mood or story. The face and
hands tell who she is and what she can accomplish. Ancient roots of the doll
figure provide basic content in my work. Textural bits and pieces of fabrics,
fibers, and beads are layered and shaped on the form to complete the story.”
She has created series and titles such as “The Ancient Ones,”
“Wise Women,” and “Portrait Series”. Lucy takes great pains to pay attention to
details of the body and mind. She focuses on hand embroidery and stitching to
reveal facial details and embellishments
Lucy Landry is a member of the Contemporary Fiber Artists of
Her ability to sew so completely without pretense makes her classes at Artistic figures
in cloth very desirable start with a simple “pancake style” pattern and turn
it into a shapely, well rounded doll, such as the body type shown here. In this class, we will learn the
different ways volume and shape can be added to particular areas in doll
patterns. The following dolls illustrate some of the methods of adding
curves and volume that will be covered in the class.
This workshop Creating Volume/Pattern Design from two dimension to three dimension pattern and Embroidered Faces from Ancient Sources are offered at Artistic Figures in Cloth & Clay. To read and see more details Click Here.