Sunday, January 05, 2014

Twisted Empty Doll

 When I made my first dolls, I was so anxious about the way they looked, that I put so much attention on every single detail. Now, several years later, I find myself disassembling, unpicking and twisting them. Here is another one:

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Inside Out Doll

I created another sock doll; it took a while until it was done.
I created all the details, including a little hand.
Then, as soon as it was done, I took out all the stuffing,
Turned it inside out,
Than the reverse side once again,
And it started to twist itself in various positions.





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Mustached

It has been a long time since the last time I posted about my sock dolls. I have recently created a few, and this mustached one is already done and ready:





Sunday, November 17, 2013

Worm Puppets


























It is not my ordinary stuff, this time but a customized worm puppets, with mouth mechanism (which you can see above)  I have created for the Hiriya Ecological eduction center.
It was quite fun to design and create, and here they are:








































Here they are in action with Sivan from  Hirya.












Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Some workshops


I have been busy with all sort of things, projects and other stuff  at the last few months, about some of them I have already posted and about other I hope to post soon. But now finally I am glad to introduce two up coming workshops at my home studio. First one is the portrait embroidery workshop, same as the one  I conducted in The Netherlands last July.



Second workshop is the traditional sock doll workshop which I always like to conduct, and curious to see the diverse results of it each time, take a look at those dolls from a workshop in  The Netherlands for
instance.



Last but not least is a short review which was published at the Israel Time Out about my workshops.


Sunday, October 06, 2013

The Portrait Embroiedry Workshop

In the last post I mentioned the portrait embroidery workshop I conducted in The Fiberfusing Atalier in, Netherlands this past July. Here are some photos and a bit more information about the workshop.
This workshop was based on a self-portrait embroideryseries I have created during the last two years.
I had already conducted similar workshops several times before in Tel Aviv, and it is always fascinating to follow the process people go through during this particular workshop.
The process begins with transferring a photo (participants are asked in advanced to bring a portrait of themselves or of a loved one) onto fabric and then tracing it using embroidery techniques. The slow process of the embroidery, as well as transferring the photo onto fabric and translating the photographic image into lines, entails a very slow process of observation, which stimulates much awareness to detail: the facial features, the way they look, the meaning and the way that each small line or dot affects the overall appearance, the expression and the way it affects the appearance of  beauty and age.
I assume the most interesting part of this workshop is this process of translating a photographed image into such a different medium, and dealing for a long while with its nuances of lines, dots, and stitches, and the diverse meanings they hold for each participant.

 
  

I chose several images from this workshop. With embroidery works, I am always fascinated by how interesting the reverse side is as well – sometimes even more so than the front.

 



These two last works were created by a grandmother and her 21-year-old granddaughter. They both used a photo of the grandmother's mother, and it is interesting to see how differently each of them chose to stitch her.


 The reverse side of the two works.