This series is called La Belle de Provence (The beautiful one from Provence) I purchased some fabrics from the south of France a number of years ago when I was visiting with my daughter. Finally I have developed a doll that is perfect for them. I will be properly introducing them at the French County Flea Market in Tallahassee, FL on October 23 & 24th. but you can see a few pictures of the first!
Twigs and Leaves Waynesville www.twigsandleaves.com
Create a little figure starting with salt or pepper shaker or small bottle. Add a torso of cloth, a needle sculpted face and some interesting hair. Make yours as a witch or a holiday elf or just about anything you can dream up.
Little Doll - schedule
August 26 & 27 at Bernina - Greenville in Greenville, SC www.berninagreenville.com
October 26 & 27 at Fabric Warehouse in Lakeland FL www.fabric-warehouse.com
4 or 5 day 'Design your own' Workshop
The 4 or 5 day class is the whole doll - including some costuming. We start with a cotton knit head, needlesculpting in the features. Then once each student has their head and figures out 'who' it is, they design a body to go with that character. Some pattern examples available for reference. Each student leaves with a pattern of their own as well as the knowledge (and hopefully skills) to make changes to that pattern. It might be fantasy or human.
4 or 5 day 'Design your own' Schedule
March 12 - 18 'at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC www.folkschool.org
3 day Stitch and Paint workshop
In this 3 day class students be provided a pattern to make a simple doll and then paint using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.
A pattern will be provided with a kit for face and hand fabrics. We will machine stitch body parts on the first day. Then day 2 - the morning will be spent with painting help from the staff from Sweet South Cottage. In the afternoon we will tackle faces and hands. On Day 3 we will finish assembly and a bit of simple costuming. We are going for fantasy - think elves, fairies, angels and pixies.
3 day stitch and paint schedule
August 5, 6 and 7 at Asheville Cotton Co in Asheville. NC www.AshevilleCottonCo.com
November 4, 5 & 6 at Sweet South Cottage in Tallahassee, FL www.sweetsouthcottage.com
In this class we will be making the little flying fairy, using cloth, paper, silk and paint!
Little Fairy schedule
October 17, 18 & 19 at Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton, FL www.suwanneeshops.com
This is a 1 or 2 day session where previous students (any of my classes) can meet and work on dolls yet to be finished or get help on problems they are having. Or just come and spend the day working with other doll makers. Must register in advance and let me know what you are planning to work on so I can come prepared.
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