Here is Lady Elaine, from the King Arthur legend.
As with the Kindly Shepherdess, I sculpted her head and paws from polymer clay and then painted them. From there, I made her like any other doll with a felt-covered wire armature and cloth body.
Lady Elaine would have lived much earlier than this costume indicated. This costume is more of a twelfth century English style. But, to tell the truth, I originally set out to make Maid Marian from the Robin Hood legend. But part way through I realized that silk would have been the wrong fabric so I switch to Lady Elaine.
The only touch that really identifies her is the lily she’s holding.
I most enjoy making the animal dolls. I’m contemplating a Robin Hood group for a project in the not too distant future.