Run by Alison Jackson of Honey Pot Dolls.
Part of the Core Collective Arts and Crafts Festival (12th 17th August ’18, at the Gun Makers Arms, Birmingham).
This special doll making class is a starter class to introduce basic doll making techniques. You will learn how to make a cloth doll with simple embroidered features and stuffed with lovely warm organic British wool. These dolls are also known as Waldorf dolls.
During the class, you will learn how to stuff the hands and feet, create the head with binding string and a tubular bandage, embroider the features and sew in the hair.
You will be able to choose whether to make a girl or a boy and the pattern of the fabric from which you will make their clothes.
All class materials will be provided, but not lunch or refreshments.
This workshop is designed for first-time doll makers as well as the more experienced. As it is just a 1-day class, there will be no need for a sewing machine, the body piece will be pre-sewed, all you will have to do is a simple running stitch (and this will be explained too if needs be). You’ll learn everything you need to make a beautiful doll to take home. Class sizes will be limited to 15 people so you will receive lots of help and encouragement. You will be given complete instructions to enable you to finish your doll at home if you don’t finish in the class. You will also take home the paper pattern pieces so that you will be able to make more after the class.
The class is suitable for children aged 8 and over, with enthusiasm for sewing and crafting; children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: adult £ 41; 8-14 years £ 21
Donation going towards our charity Disability Resource Centre