Afternoon workshop – Worry dolls
Sally has never considered herself to have any real sewing skills but one day one of her friends bought her a book on cloth doll making by an American artist called Patti Medaris Culea. The pictures were like nothing she’d seen before, and this inspired her to have a go. Since then, she’s never looked back!
She’s been making dolls for about fifteen years and is completely self-taught (although she remembers a few basic stitches from school!). She started doll making by adapting patterns from different books, but now she develops her own. Her dolls are made entirely from scratch, including the faces. She used to draw portraits and so she loves creating faces with character. She also enjoys making dolls of different sizes and technical difficulty. She says “it can be very satisfying to create something that is basically quite simple, but that still strikes a chord with people”.
Her inspiration comes mainly from her love of stories and fantasy, but she also thrives on variety and is always excited by new ideas that can come from anywhere at all! She’s taught doll-making to children as young as five at the out of school club where she works and this has also been a source of inspiration.
All materials will be provided.
Times – 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
No. places 10
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