The latest Hitty I am carving is a multi-jointed doll. Normally,
Hitty is jointed at her shoulders and hips with wooden pegs,
and the arms and legs move in tandem. My newest Hitty,
Arrabella, has ball joints at her elbows and knees, too. And they move
separately. She was begun in Easton, MD in a Janet Cordell (janetcordell.com) carving
class. Wanda Wildrick arranged the carving class at the Water Foul
Building in Easton. We have had 2 carving classes there at the Water Foul Building.
Hitty Arrabella was began during the first class, probably 4 years ago. Now
we are at the final point of making a Hitty, which is painting her face, and
her socks and shoes. The face is by far, the most difficult to carve, and to
paint. I will show the results when finsihed and when she is dressed (I guess that
making her clothes is the aftermath of carving and painting!