Doll of the Show and Best Antique in Show Winner!

Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society member, Carol Prockter, was a winner at the NZ Doll Federation convention, with her beautiful Beatrix Potter themed doll. Carol, who belongs to the Dolls ‘n Bears group, was a winner at the Convention in Hamilton in September 2019.

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As Carol’s theme was Beatrix Potter, the doll’s knitted toys are Jemima Puddleduck & Mrs Tiggywinkle, and Peter Rabbit is embroidered on her blanket. The lining of her carry basket also features Beatrix Potter characters. She is sitting on a hand knitted cushion with her knitted blanket next to her.

 

 

The reproduction porcelain doll is a German baby doll originally made by Kämmer & Reinhardt from years 1912 to 1928+. Carol poured her from a mould taken from a K*R 122 antique doll. She has sleepy eyes and a wobbly tongue.

Her clothes, with the exception of the material petticoat, are hand-knitted in 1 ply wool from a baby knitting pattern called “Princess Marina Layette” printed in the Australian Women’s Weekly of the early 1950s. Because the wool and needles were so fine, Carol reduced the full size baby pattern with modifications, to fit her doll.

Congratulations, Carol, from your friends and colleagues in the Society!

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Society Showcase

Kāpiti Arts & Crafts Society groups are in the Deane Community Art Space at Paraparaumu Library during August 2019.

  • Ask about the groups who meet regularly in our workrooms
  • Learn about Kāpiti Gallery’s monthly exhibitions & sales
  • Buy artwork and crafts made by Society members—all Kāpiti locals
  • Enjoy craft-making demonstrations
  • Join the Society now—pay just $55 for the rest of 2019

Saturday 3 to Friday 9 August: Spinners, Weavers & Knitters and Felters

Saturday 10 to Friday 16 August: Jewellery, Quilters and Teddies & Dolls

Saturday 17 to Friday 23 August: Painters—oils, watercolour, pastels