Story Hat© Doll Series

My Story Dolls© are inspired from my love of the Chinese culture. Each is made from a specialty silk chirimen fabric underlined with fine cotton batiste. I love the beautiful matte finish that lends to delicacy of the light texture. 
Each piece has a hand sculpted head using stone clay, then over-laid with the specially chosen fabric and painted in sensitive detail.

For the individual costume, I choose the fabric of silk, linen, and cotton to bring forth the best for each piece. My fabrics have been collected from around the world and many fabrics are vintage.

Story Dolls 2006© 2020© Leslie O'Leary ROotie Studio
photography Mark Mortensen
All pieces on this page are held in private collections
for more information please see contact page



images of Lily- Robert Batey





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Butterfly Charm Girl

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