About Vaudeville Manor
Hello and welcome to Vaudeville Manor. I am Sally Blood, a doll maker, textile artist and crafter. My inspiration comes from my interest in festival circus skills. A deep love and fascination for nature compliment this. Both topics are equally colourful, full of detail and secrets, telling us many stories as the seasons’ change.
I have always had a burning ambition to make dolls. Incorporating the human figure was a recurring theme in my earlier work when I studied Contemporary Textile Practise for my degree. The course really suited my diverse interest in artistic disciplines. This enabled me to explore a different variety of materials, colours, textures and techniques. With this in mind, it seemed a natural progression to become a doll maker.
However, it was not until late 2014 when I started to take doll-making seriously. To develop my skills, I created a range of cloth dolls for friends and family. By 2016 I was beginning to explore and create my own style of textile art dolls. I created ‘Vaudeville Manor’ in 2018 and it is the story behind the scenes for my doll characters.