PRICE IS IN USD.
I am opening registration for a full-weekend workshop making a natural fiber art doll in Toronto, Ontario this summer. The workshop will be taught from Friday August 3rd in the evening as well as Saturday and Sunday, all day.
We will be creating a doll 15" tall, stuffed with wool (with the rolling wool method), needle-felted face, weighted with glass beads and a mohair wig.
This is an intense dollmaking workshop, not suitable for the beginner dollmaker. If you have never made a doll in this style I do not recommend attending the workshop. I do recommend you buy one of my beginner patterns to see whether you are invested in creating dolls with all-natural materials and whether you want to learn more techniques in doll construction. You can find my patterns on http://figandme.etsy.com
The doll making workshop will teach you advanced doll construction techniques, needle-felting to add facial features, how to add weight to your doll, and some body features like elbows, knees and ears. This workshop teaches how to construct a doll wig using dollmaking mohair yarn. The workshop does not cover other wig-making methods nor will we cover clothing. There is simply not enough time.
The price for the workshop is in USD and covers the majority of the tools and materials you will need to create the doll, but you will have to come with a few tools yourself. Food and accommodation are not included. We will have access to a microwave and there are many restaurants close by that we can order take out to be brought to the studio. In order to maximize the time we have to create the doll I recommend you bring your own lunch so that you can eat without leaving the premises.
There is limited space as I like to keep groups small. Upon payment you will receive links to a website page where you can make selections regarding eye colour and hair colour, but skin colour is left to me. We will be using a rather light skin fabric.
Cancellation policy: this payment is fully refundable within 15 days of payment. After that payment is non-refundable. Any questions feel free to ask, you can contact me through the store or email me directly at fabs(at)figandme(dot)com
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity of sharing some of my knowledge with you, but most importantly of spending time together creating a doll. It is a very special process and I am sure you will fall in love with this experience.