3 DAY WORKSHOP CLOTH DOLL MAKING JULY 4/5/6TH 2020
CLOTH DOLL WORKSHOP JULY 4/5/6th 2020
INITIAL PRICE IS DEPOSIT ONLY £30.00
TOTAL COST £180.00. BALANCE TO PAY £150.00
Sat.9.30am – 5pm,
Sunday 9.30am – 5pm.
Monday 9.30am - 4pm
To be held at:
St. Edmunds Community Hall, Chinnock Road, Windmill Hill, Glastonbury BA6 8EW
For 6 people only.
The Community Centre has ample parking, easy access, a kitchen and plenty of space so that each person can have a large table each.
This is a 3 day workshop for doll makers who have some experience and would like to spend three days working on an individual project. Two days is always a rush and this will give an extra day for completing a project.
I can supply all sorts of patterns which we can communicate about. I will supply all the usual fabrics and other requirements.
I would like this to be an opportunity to pursue an individual doll project of your desire.
I supply a kit to each person which includes:
Flesh coloured Pimatex cotton fabric – enough for one doll.
Chenille sticks ( for wiring fingers)
Bag of filling/stuffing ( enough for one doll)
2 x long darning needles for sculpting the face.
I also bring for use during the workshop, plenty of the following:
Forceps and chop sticks for stuffing.
Long Doll Needles
Fine pens for drawing in all colours on the face.
Pencil crayons for colouring the faces.
Fine mechanical pencils
Vanishing fineline pens air drying
Quilting and extra strong threads.
Finger Turning tools.
I also bring some oddments of fabrics, trims, buttons and beads that are free leftovers – this will be fairly random.
I shall bring organza, tulle and floral wire in various colours. Also web fabric – very good for wings.
You will need to bring:
A sewing machine in good order
It is very helpful to have an open quilting or embroidery foot or a clear foot. If you imagine machining with a small stitch around small fingers – you need to be able to see exactly what you are doing.
Natural polyester thread for machining.
Sharp embroidery scissors and good sewing scissors.
Paper scissors for cutting out the pattern.
Coloured or patterned cotton fabric for the dressing of the doll. Best to use a good strong cotton fabric – quilting cotton fabric is ideal – for the doll body pieces as the fabric has to take quite a lot of stress when stuffed. Some synthetics can be difficult to work with but silks can be good for costume skirts etc.
Don’t use anything that frays badly. Small amounts of fabric are fine – bring things from your stash. Fat quarters are ample and will contribute to a few dolls.
If you want to use button joints then bring 4 buttons to match your fabric. 14mm – 16mm work well.
Trims of all kinds may be useful – ribbons, laces, beads etc.
Hair – you can use more or less anything – but fancy chunky yarns are great, dyed fleece locks and dyed wool tops to use as a base. I sell Tibetan lamb but this is quite expensive and not necessary unless you really want this effect. Dyed fleece can be found online and also and fibre and quilting fairs.
If you have your own doll making tools, pens or pencils then bring them. If you do not already have them I would advise not to buy until afterwards, especially pens as people often buy the wrong kind which do bleed on fabric.
I do bring a selection of all the basics to sell at the workshop.
Any watercolour pencils will work if you have them but I do have plenty for all to use.
Walton Village Hall is now very familiar to me and it provides ample space with a large table each, a good kitchen and good easy parking and access.
I shall provide a buffet/sandwich lunch with salad, coffee, teas and biscuits. We have use of the kitchen with fridge etc. There is a McColls mini mart next to the centre.
I shall contact you about any special preferences and details before the workshop.
Our Schedule will be:
Saturday July 4th July 2020
Discussing your project and methods to make this.
A recap of all the techniques we shall us for face, features, joints including
drawing the features onto the face and colouring these in.
We will also make and finish the body on the first day and make a start on the limbs.
Sunday July 5th 2020
On the second day we will continue with each project as seems best including making the hands first – then go onto arms and legs. We shall assemble the whole doll together with hair, costume and wings if wanted.
This is a lot to do in 2 days so that is why we have a third day planned to have a more relaxing experience to finish and costume the whole doll.
Monday will be spent completing as you would like on your own project.
PAYMENT and My Refund/Cancellation Policy:
You can book the workshop by paying the 30.00 deposit here on the website as above. The balance will be due 6 weeks in advance which will be May 24th 2020. I will invoice you early- mid May for the balance of 150.00. You can pay online or by phone 07734747529.
Payments of full amount are non-refundable unless I can fill the place.
If you have any queries please email me on email@example.com