As mentioned in a previous post, I am often asked about hands. Probably the most common question is, "How do you make those tiny fingers"?! People looking at my sculptures love that the fingers move and that the hand is pose-able. The great thing about cloth hands is that I only have to make one type, but I can change the entire look of a doll by altering the placement of the fingers.
I described the process a previous post, but it is easier to understand by watching the video. I must give credit where credit is due: I learned the technique in a class by Akira Blount at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft.
No special tricks involved in the process, but the key to success is t-shirt fabrics. So simple, but it makes a huge difference! Another benefit is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on special cloth, just visit the thrift store and buy some gently worn shirts. If you are making needle-sculpted heads, you can use the same fabric for those.
Questions or comments? As always, let me know. Watch the video, then try some hands yourself.