Part of my class was to create a Multigenre Project. I happened to pick rag dolls. In a MGP project it’s about depth and not coverage of content. Click here to be brought to a website that covers more in-depth information on MGPs. Here is my attempt at this type of project. Naturally, I pick a topic where I can’t find very much information on the topic. Please leave a comment if you know of any information about rag dolls. At the end of this post I included my three documents as PDFs. For the MGP you need a table of contents, an introduction (Lucy’s Letter), at least three documents written in different genres with fact base creative writing. (The doll is not actually missing.) So here is my attempt:
I wanted to let you know about something called the Rag Doll Project. This project (which is me) was years in the making. Rag dolls have been played with over the centuries by children all over the world. They have been made many different ways and usually out of scraps. I finally arrived when Mrs. Berry put me together with fabric scraps, yarn, rubber bands, and markers. Mrs. Berry attended a workshop on how to make no sew (my preferred way to be created) rag dolls. Since then Mrs. Berry has scoured the internet, library, fabric store, online bookstores, friends, and people in her network for information on rag dolls. Frankly, there is not a lot of history on us. We have been found throughout the world but nobody writes about us. One of us was found in Egypt from the 1st-5th AD century. We are just part of childhood and then we are forgotten, we also fall apart and disintegrate. So I have here to set the record straight and maybe get attention to me and my fellow rag dolls of the world.
Mrs. Berry put together all of the information she could find on rag dolls. She included a missing poster for one of my fellow dolls who went missing yesterday. If you have any information please contact The British Museum. She is quite delicate, being so old and all. Mrs. Berry also found a photograph were another one of my special friends was spotted. We don’t end up in the news or in magazines very often. She was keeping Lillie company despite her lifestyle. That’s what we do. We keep children company and give a sense of comfort. The little girl was writing home to her mom to describe what was going on in her life. Finally, Mrs. Berry created her own how to guide on how to make rag dolls. The guide is fairly easy to follow. She also included a picture map of each of the basic steps.
I have made a short video to watch on how to make a no sew rag doll.