Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sample Doll

I have doll workshops to go along with the exhibit at Delta Arts Center. Two to be exact and right now I have 24 kids signed up. Here is my sample doll. Made of upholstery fabric. A good friend gave me a lot of her stash of samples and they are the right size for the dolls.



Adair and McKinnon were kind enough to be my test subjects. The perfect ones because they didn't know how to sew. I taught them a whip stitch and a running stitch. This worked out quite well. I timed how long it took them to stuff the doll and do the sewing. I will tweak the process for the upcoming workshops.


Busy at work.


Once the dolls were stuffed, they chose the buttons for eyes. Worked well seeing that they had watched Coraline again the night before. And the fun part was embellishing their dollies. I want the kids to spend more time on decorating their dolls than just stuffing.


Adair and Lulu.


McKinnon did add a mouth to hers. They both had a blast and so did I. I believe the workshops in two weeks will work and the other kids will have fun too.

3 comments:

Ascension said...

Que felices se las ve, dales mi enhorabuena.
Una idea genial la de los talleres.
besitos ascension

Kim said...

sooooo adorable!!! Look at the smiles on those girls--and the concentration on their work!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Ascension. Yes, Kim, they were very happy and pleased with their dolls and being my test subjects. They're waiting for the next class sample.

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