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                             Fiona McDonald is an artist, doll-maker and writer

 

 

Fiona McDonald was born in Armidale NSW in 1963. She wanted a career in art and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. While she enjoyed painting and drawing, she had a passion for dolls and turned to doll making when she moved to Katoomba to live. While there she developed her distinctive style of dolls some of which are life-sized.

 

A number of Fiona’s life-sized dolls sometimes have a holiday in Uralla, in the Chaucer on Bridge Street Gallery. They are often mistaken for live people by passers-by and window browsers.

When Fiona returned to live in Armidale some years ago, she continued to make dolls of   different kinds. 

Here are two Funky dolls and a sock monkey which are very popular with young children. These beautifully dressed dolls are for older children as they have beads and ornaments which could come off.
The faces of these dolls have been   painted with oil paints.

Lilian, the doll on the left, has hair made from wool while Gwendolyne, on the right, has traditional doll hair.

The clothing on the dolls is very detailed and includes underclothing.

 

Fiona's latest creations include knitted dolls - boys and girls, fairies and vampires.  Her knitting patterns for these fabulous creations have been published in book form by Search Press so that keen knitters can make their own dolls.

Click here to see some of Fiona's knitted toys

Copyright 2012