~ July 5th - 7th, 2019 ~
"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: July 5th - July 7th Friday 4 - 8PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 - 6PM
Where: Toronto, Ontario
What: 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.
For Who: This workshop is for those who have prior hand-sewing experience. It is not a Beginner course and requires comfort with very tiny hand-stitches.
Cost: $500 CAD
• All tools and materials.
• Lunch on Saturday & Sunday.
• Evening meal on Saturday.
• Tea & snacks.
• An in-depth PDF tutorial covering everything I will be teaching in class.
This is a small workshop, with only 8 spaces available, so I will have ample time to work with everyone one on one.
The first day will be introductions, making your doll's wire armature, needle felting the head, and familiarizing yourself with the stitches you'll be using.
The second day you will be sewing your doll, 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 fabrics and wool felt & creating tattered faerie wings. We will spend the end of the afternoon creating felted moss & flowers to decorate the base of your toadstool.
***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.
Please email me with any further questions!