Faerie Making Course
A two week course in Faerie making
September 20th - October 4th 2019
In this two week class we will be exploring the world of faeries. We'll be hand sewing faeries from natural fibres, learning how to dye locks for hair with a variety of natural dyes, embroider faces, and create clothing using salvaged antique fabrics and wool felt.
Materials are not included in the cost of the course. A full resource list for materials will be emailed to you upon registration. Where available resources are listed for Canada, the US, and the UK. Kits will also be available for purchase.
This is a beginner level class, but previous hand sewing experience is an asset.
New lessons will be available every Friday, with about 3-5 hours of student time recommended each week. You can work through the modules at your own pace as you have permanent access to the online classroom. I am available throughout the five weeks to answer any questions. We will meet weekly in an online webinar to discuss progress and share work.
Week 1 - Crafting a Faerie
Creating and wrapping a wire armature
How to shape a face
Hand stitching a body
Embroidering a face
Week 2 - Creating clothing, hair, and wings
Playing with different fibers and patterns to dress your faerie.
Sewing on hair (we’ll talk about how to hand-dye mohair locks using natural plant dyes)
Creating realistic wings
2 weeks of modules comprising of video tutorials for each lesson.
Weekly Live video Q&As with me to see where everyone is at and discuss the process and any challenges.
In-course support with me for the duration of the course – you can ask questions whenever you need!
Access to the Faerie Course Facebook group This is a wonderful way of connecting with other students during the course, sharing photos of work, and getting/giving feedback.
Access to private alumni Facebook group Join the Lavender & Lark Faerie makers Circle to connect with other alumni, share work and see what others are creating.
Lifetime access to the course content and all future updates.
*Prices in USD
**Please be aware that the faeries I will be teaching you to make are my aesthetic and one that I have spent years developing. So, you may not use this doll pattern to sell from commercially. Doll making is a wonderful art form and this workshop is all about building skills and learning techniques that are versatile and can be applied in all sorts of ways in your own doll making journey!
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