The first in the series of workshops with Patti Medaris Culea. The focus in this workshop is on the doll itself: the face, body, arms, legs, hands and feet. Drawing doll faces, painting lacy trims and dyeing the doll's body with fabric paints. Highly recommended for beginning to intermediate doll makers. More advanced artists may prefer to do the demonstration doll in the video where embellishing plays a more central theme.
Non editable automatic button
The First in Patti's Series of Cloth Doll Making Workshops!
Enjoy this brief introduction to the workshop. When you are ready, preview the entire workshop by enjoying Part One for free!
Originally released as a DVD, one of the finest workshops available on the fundamentals of making art cloth dolls. Nearly five (5) hours of detailed step-by-step video instruction covering all of the essential things you will need to know to make your own cloth dolls. If you are brand new to doll-making or an experienced artist looking to add some useful techniques and ideas to your skill set, 'Cloth Doll Making' is sure to provide many new skills. Highlights include:
Drawing Doll's Faces
Working with Colored Pencils and Shiva Paintstiks™
Making (Sewing, turning and Stuffing) Doll hands
Learning Cloth Doll Body Basics
Wire Armatures for Arms and Legs
Body Contours and Highlights
Choosing and Sewing on Hair and Wigs
Ideas from Friends (Gallery Showing)
Direct Dyeing the Body and Flesh Tones
Painted Shoes, Laces and Trims
Creating an Embellished Bodice and Arms
Pulling it All Together
Adding Finishing Touches
Sewing Flat and Dimensional Doll Heads
There are several workshops available here for doll makers and quilting artists by me. This is the first and the ‘foundation’ workshop and was designed to answer a lot of the questions I get in my workshops and from people who have bought my books. There is a bit of face making here as well, enough to become a master at it, however I greatly expand on the art of making doll’s faces in the workshop Making Doll Faces so if you enjoy making doll faces and want to learn more, consider taking that workshop as well.
The follow-on workshop to this workshop is Cloth Doll Inspirations. In Cloth Doll Inspirations we assume that you have learned how to make the doll’s body and all of the elements that go with that, and focus on learning how to customize doll patterns as well as make some patterns of your own. More advanced techniques such as direct draping on the doll's body as well as beadwork is covered as we get into the dressing up of the doll according to several themes.
Each workshop can be taken on their own but ideally you want to start with this one first; it provides the foundation that will ensure your enjoyment as you proceed through the series. The workshop is available to you 'on demand' -- once you buy it, it is yours to enjoy whenever you choose wherever WiFi is available, so feel free to start and stop according to your plans, and come back to it in a week or several months time for a refresher or additional ideas and inspiration. (It works equally well on desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and mobile phones so feel free to log in and pick up where you left off from any device!)
This workshop includes a wonderful bonus doll pattern (PDF) that you can download and use in your doll projects. "Ilmaria, Guardian of the Stars" a doll pattern which is used throughout the workshop. Use the techniques you have learned in the video demonstrations to create your own wonderful interpretation of this cloth doll.
"A simple doll body is made which allows a smooth surface for stamping and dyeing. Ilmaria’s hands are wired so they can be posed to hold her star wand. She’s an elf, so I'll show you how to make an Elfish face . Very easy beadwork finishes this lovely doll."
- Patti Medaris Culea
Enjoy PART ONE for free!
Login with your account or create a new account and enjoy the first part of the workshop for absolutely free! What better way to decide if it's right for you?
Patti Medaris Culea is the author of 11 books on Art Cloth Dolls, as well as more than 200 patterns for doll-making. Her love of dolls grew from a childhood passion for drawing, and a career in the Orient as a flight attendant paved the way for her collecting fabrics and influenced many of her doll designs. Patti lives in San Diego, California, and frequently teaches in Europe, Australia, and even on cruise ships!
This workshops offers clear visuals and high quality audio so you can see and hear exactly what Patti is doing every step of the way. If you think learning to make art dolls is intimidating, this is the inspirational workshop you need!Catherine B. - Ontario, Canada
This workshop has me occupied for several hours! Extremely happy with my purchase!Mia S. - Tallahassee, Florida
A great resource for any doll-maker from beginner to advance. An excellent companion to her books and other DVDs!Eloisa M. - Burbank, California
STUDIO GALLI PRODUCTIONS P.O. BOX 152 LONG BEACH CA 90801 USA