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Regina Marti is a self-taught Doll and Teddy Bear artist. She grew up in Switzerland but has moved all over the world with her family.
Crafting has always been an important part of Regina’s life. She has stitched her first Teddy bears in the 1990s and in 2008 Regina created her first cloth doll. Teddy bear and Doll making is very rewarding and soothing. One starts with some wool and fabric and suddenly a little person or bear is looking at you. “This helped me cope with our moves all around the world and raising children far away from our families”, says the artist who now lives with her family in Glasgow, Scotland.
Regina creates her dolls from soft sheep’s wool, cotton jersey fabric and mohair yarn using different techniques – such as needle felting, soft sculpting, sewing, crocheting and knitting. Over the years her dolls have evolved to complex needle felted cloth dolls with wire armatures, different body constructions for great posing and yet a warm feel.
Regina also enjoys working with the wonderful selection of high quality Teddy bear fabric and furs and her bears are all hand stitched.
Creating a charming, friendly character with great attention to little details is a key feature in her work and makes this doll and bear making journey so exciting. After the completion of a new character, Regina enjoys taking photographs in different settings. This is a crucial process for presentation but also to be able to let go into the world what took the artist countless hours to create in her small studio.
In 2021 Regina Marti’s work ‘Friends’ has won the prestigious GOLDEN GEORGE AWARD in the category ‘Miniature’
– and if you decide to adopt an Art Cloth Doll, Artist Teddy Bear or Felted Friend from ‘mARTi creates’ you can be assured that it was made with great joy, love and care. Countless hours have gone into the completion of every single character and there won’t be another one like yours!
– But please keep in mind that it is always a handmade item. Due to the delicate fibers and small details (buttons, weighing material, wire armature, joints etc) my handmade Art Cloth Dolls, Artist Teddy Bears and Felted Friends are decorative items only and recommended for the adult collection.
Please take a moment to visit my whimsical world of charming characters and please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any questions!
THANK YOU very much for stopping by. I’m happy you are here!
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My Art Cloth Dolls, Artist Teddy Bears and Felted Friends are carefully designed according to my own ideas and pattern. Please do not copy, reproduce or resell (except the second hand collectors market) any item and/or photo from my shop without permission from Regina Marti ‘mARTi creates’. Thank you very much!