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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 22 January 2019.

Colleen Crooks Part 2 of 2. Summary: Porcelain doll making – after the porcelain stage. Traditional fabrics. Colours. Has hundreds of dolls, filled a granny flat. Dolls’ hospital. Still teaching this at 80. Cost of the hobby. Accurate reproductions versus a creative approach. Most prefer antique reproductions. A social environment in the classes, a “sisterhood”. Underwear, historically accurate. Hand sewing. Shoes. Hats. Hair, mohair, straws for curlers, dyes. Importance of eyes, “the soul of the doll”.

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