The Doll Workshop with Fig and Me - Portland


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So happy to finally be opening registration for an intense two-day workshop making a natural fiber art doll in Portland, Oregon.

The workshop will be taught all day during Thursday February 7th and Friday February 8th from 9 am to 7 pm at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center, during the inaugural weekend of the West Coast handwork festival called "Doll Folk". We get to meet and create a doll together and then spend the weekend reveling with kindred doll folk!

We will be creating a doll 11"/12"" tall, stuffed with wool, needle-felted sculpting to create the face, a wired neck and sculpting a lot of body details like belly button, knees, elbows, etc. We will be using a pre-made doll wig for your dolls' hair and adding mohair weft during the workshop.

This is an Advanced doll making workshop, not suitable for the very beginner doll maker. If you have never made a doll in this style I do not recommend attending the workshop. If you have made dolls before (cloth or otherwise), this workshop will be of great help to you on your doll making journey, as we will cover many techniques and clever ways to assemble dolls.

The workshop does not cover other wig-making methods nor will we cover doll clothing. There is simply not enough time.

The price of 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. I will be providing coffee, tea and a few snacks, but lunch is up to you on both days.

Upon issuing payment you will receive a link to a website page where you can make selections regarding eye colour, hair colour, and select from two different shades of skin fabric. You will also be able to check out the list of tools/implements you must bring with you as well as homework to practice before attending the workshop.

Cancellation policy: this payment is fully refundable within 2 weeks of payment. After that your 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 especially when surrounded by other kindred souls who love doll making and dolls as much as you.

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