I have used a very friendly venue for my Glastonbury workshops this year 2019 - it accommodates 6 people very comfortably with a table each. I think have enough space to spread out in when on a two day workshop it terribly important. Usually everyone has some details to finish after the workshop - with trims and costuming and its always nice for all the attendees to see each others finished work. I always put them on the Face Book group 'Jan Horrox Cloth Doll Makers ' group but some people are not on Face Book, so I thought I would write a blog about the dolls and include some photos.
At the workshops I provide a pattern which alows a variety of styles of dolls to be made from it. All who come bring an idea or a picture of what they want to make and we work it out during the workshop, thus ending up with 6 completely individual dolls. It is always thrilling to see them come to fruition.
This doll is by Lynn Spendlove and made as a partner for a ceramic sculpture Lynn has. The pattern was conceived and drafted by Lynn before she arrived at the workshop. This was an exciting project and really well executed.
This is a Bee Fairy made by Karen Eckett. Karen used my pattern 'Miss Fantastic' with tab joints. The black sections are a shiny satin fabric which was a little challenging, however Karen has managed the whole project very successfully. I love the "Bee Fairy' idea and all the costuming was very successful.
This is a first doll by Jan Westhead. She was based upon the Miranda pattern in my first book 'An Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls'. A first doll is always pretty challenging however Jan completed this very pretty doll.
Margaret McInall came to improve her doll making in the workshop having made a brief start at home. Margaret's doll was finished at home and here she is - a very successful and colourful finish as in the picture below.