Monday, May 18, 2020

Needle-Sculpted Doll by Sandy Wright

I found this one-of-a-kind 18-inch needle-sculpted cloth doll on Ruby Lane during a recent sale.

This lovely doll has needle-sculpted and painted facial features. Her eyes are brown. Her wig was made of mohair which is still attached to the hide.

Her dress is shown from the back in this photo. A white ribbon is threaded through the blouson waist of the dress. The back closes with two hook and eye closures.
She wears a white antique-style blouson dress, white with black polka dot knit bloomers, and black leather handmade lace-up boots as illustrated in the next two photographs.

Knit bloomers

Handmade black leather lace-up boots
Wired arms and fingers
Her arms and fingers are wired for posing. The second and third fingers of both hands are fused together.

Unclothed, her all-cloth body is shown here.

She is signed on the back, "Sandy Wright 1998."
I have seen a couple of other Sandy Wright dolls, but I am not otherwise familiar with the artist. I found a Pinterest pin of a Frida Kahlo doll by Sandy Wright that included the artist's email address. I emailed and asked for additional information about my doll, but the email bounced back. I am not sure if Ms. Wright is still making dolls. If anyone has information about the artist, please share it in a comment. Thank you in advance!


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  1. Dbg, you are a true dolls collector. You always find the most interesting dolls around and you give them the home they deserve. I love how this doll is constructed. Her legs are shaped like real legs. Her fingers are detailed and it looks like they can bend. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    I hope you will be able to find more information about her.
    Take care!

    1. Her fingers are wired and one leg is sculpted so she stands slightly on the toes of that leg. I hope I will be able to find more about the artist, too. Thank you!


  2. She is just so charming. I can see why you took her in.


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