Salt Spring Island, Canada
~ September 28th - 30th ~
"No child but must remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies."
~Robert Louis Stevenson
When: September 28th - 30th, 2018 | Friday 2 - 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 - 6PM
Where: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada.
The workshop will be held on Salt Spring Island in a beautiful spot, a fifteen minute walk from Ganges harbour. Please Contact me if you would like additional travel or accommodation information.
Cost: $350 ($448 CAD)
• All tools and materials.
• Lunch on Saturday & Sunday.
• Evening meal on Saturday.
• Tea & snacks.
• An in-depth tutorial covering everything I will be teaching in class.
During this intensive two and a half day workshop you will make a 5-6" natural fibre art doll with wire armature, using cotton interlocks (specifically for this kind of doll making), wool roving, mohair locks, and vintage fabric. On the final day you'll learn needle felting techniques when you create a toadstool for your faerie to sit on.
The first day will be introductions, making your doll's wire armature, needle felting the head, and learning how to create a defined eyeliner and nose.
The second day you will be sewing your doll by hand, learning techniques for shaping & embroidering a face, making feet and hands, and attaching wool locks for hair.
The third day you will be hand sewing clothing from antique and fabrics and wool felt & creating the wings. I will have a needle felted toadstool base for your faerie to sit on. We will spend the end of the afternoon on Sunday felting the cap, as well as, moss & flowers to decorate the base.
This is a small workshop, with only 8 spaces available, so I will have ample time to work with everyone one on one.
***Please be aware that you may not use this doll pattern to sell from. 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 doll making.