Your Name: Joan Hull Strausbaugh
Year Completed: 2015
Materials Used: #5 cut wool strips on linen; muslin body stuffed with polyester filler; dressed with recycled woolen clothing
I designed the "SPCA Dolly" pattern as a way to grow my contribution to our local shelter. I invested $200 in myself, drew up a pattern and produced illustrated instructions on how to make the doll. I have been selling the pattern and have made over $2000 to contribute to our animal shelter. The first one looked like a metro-sexual George Washington. Over the years I have refined my "hair" technique to make it easier to hook and assemble.