The first in the series of workshops with Patti Culea and strongly recommended if you are starting out or wish to improve your ability to construct doll bodies. The focus in this workshop is on the doll itself: the face, body, arms, legs, hands and feet. Painted lacy trims complete the project doll and the body is dyed with fabric paints. More advanced artists may prefer to do the demonstration doll in the video where embellishing plays a more central theme.
Originally released as a DVD, still one of the finest workshops available on the fundamentals of making cloth art 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.
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 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!)
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Cloth Doll Making is available as soon as your enroll! All of our workshops are self-paced and do not require being online at a certain day or time. Work at your own pace following the recommended path or skip around to enjoy the parts that interest you the most.
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