My first cloth doll
Circa 1985

© Melissa Gaggiano
Hey there! My name is Melissa and I am a multi passionate artisan designer. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I studied clothing design. Fast forward many years, I became a mama which was the perfect set up to start designing the doll ideas that had been roaming around in my mind for a millennia  Thanks to the global online craft renaissance I have had the opportunity to teach myself mind blowing design and sewing skills. I started with making simple cookie cutter type dolls, and eventually made my way to working with armature, and felt sculpture type designs. I am truly excited to see what will happen next, as there is always a new technique to learn.

Like real living creatures my designs are unique. No two dolls/textile sculptures are ever exactly alike. When you buy my wares you have the privilege of knowing that my work is not part of a massive factory run. When I make my pieces I am actually giving a piece of myself.


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