Fashion Character Photo

The Country Girls c. 1955


Fall Accessory- D.I.Y. Yarn Doll Pin

The humble yarn doll gets fashionable as shown in UK Vogue. Here’s how to make your own pin. (Photo- Glen Luchford, September 2017)


  1. Take a ball of yarn and begin wrapping strands around a piece of cardboard or book. For a brooch keep the size small…no bigger than five inches. After achieving the desired thickness, cut from the ball.
  2. At the top of the cardboard slip a strand underneath the yarn. Tie it off. Remove the cardboard. To create the head you measure down. Take another strand and tie it off.
  3. Place yarn on both sides for the arms. Use strands to tie each one. Cut ends.
  4. Another strand tied makes the torso.
  5. As you did with the arms, place yarn on both sides for legs, then tie and cut. Lastly attach a safety pin to the back.

On My Re-Reading List

#25. Interior Design- ‘English Style’ by Suzanne Slesin & Stafford Cliff. Photography by Ken Kirkwood, 1984.

“…In the world we live in today, with satellites making everything visible, available anywhere, immediately, it is much more difficult to isolate an indigenous style, but I think there is still an underlying simplicity and understatement, combined with comfort and pleasure in the eclectic, that make the English style instantly recognizable…”