I'm sorry, I am not currently taking in-person class bookings.
Alternatively, I am currently running the following online classes:
Make a cloth doll face, learning all the tricks of drawing, needle-sculpting and colouring along the way. Plus, learn some easy textile techniques to decorate the face including making a simple hat from a silk rod, basic beading and heating synthetic fabrics to create a floral corsage surround for the face. The finished face can be used as a brooch, fridge magnet or ornament. This course is a perfect taster course for beginners wanting to try out doll making or for those who already enjoy doll making but want to brush up on few techniques.
This cloth doll class is available online at Doll Street. Click the link to find out more or to sign up.
This little fairy’s parents were tragically killed in a mid-air collision over a pond, leaving their toddler fairy all alone in the world. A family of frogs adopted her and raised her as their own. In order to keep the little fairy hidden in the pond, they put a water lily on her head which is how she came to be known as Lily. The frogs also gave her little frog flippers to help her keep up in the water. But they couldn’t come up with a substitute for their long sticky tongues, so Water Lily has some trouble catching flies. She’s just missed another meal and is pouting while watching yet another tasty morsel escape.
Water Lily is made entirely of cloth and measures 11 ½” tall from the top of her water lily to her fingertips while in her leap frog position. With the help of well over 100 photographs illustrating the making of your own frog fairy, you will learn how to make every detail of Water Lily. Special emphasis is paid to drawing, sculpting, and colouring the face to get that pouty expression. You’ll learn to re-create Water Lily’s froggy pose by using a wire armature. Plus,
you’ll learn some basic dying techniques for Water Lily’s wardrobe, some free motion machine embroidery, a simple method of creating a beaded flower embellishment and the crowning glory, a ribbon flower water lily.
Water Lily is an intermediate-advanced doll. Although the body patterns are relatively simple, her small size and wire armature require some patience and experience. But she is worth it. Can you resist that pout?
To find out more about this cloth doll online class at Doll Street or to sign up, click the link.