The local sewing machine shop is starting up lots of classes in sewing and quilting. When the owner found out that I made cloth dolls he wanted to start up a doll-making class. As far as I know there's no doll classes within an hour of Cheyenne so this will be welcome to those who are interested in learning how to make dolls. The first doll pattern that I chose for beginning doll makers is this whimsical doll called Pop Tops by Julie McCullough of Magic Threads. It has a sweet face with minimal details ... perfect to cut your doll-making teeth on. Here's the first sample that I made for the shop:
The students will bring their own fabrics and buy a pattern from the shop. I'll provide skin tone fabric in either peach or brown as well as the cute little black beads for the eyes and use of fabric markers for the face. I can't wait for the class. It's always a good thing to introduce people to a new art-form. Wish me luck in my first teaching gig.