Textile Doll

Ann Hord-Heatherley

I create figures from cloth.  My goal is to capture emotion in each piece.  The costuming of my figures is simple, and intended to capture a sense of time and place.  I often find inspiration in vintage photographs of women and children of the American South.

I hand dye most of my fabrics, often using botanicals.  I also like to incorporate vintage textiles, favoring those that have yellowed with age.   Old lace, handkerchiefs, and even curtains may find their way into my pieces. I use mohair locks from my goats for hair.