This blog and my Facebook page are the places where I have some of my best conversations. You all ask great questions, make fun suggestions and often steer me in new directions and I listen. Which leads me to my post today. I am excited to announce that I will be launching the first in a series of online workshops for cloth doll makers and sculptors.
Expressive Faces in Cloth is a fun workshop focused on how to design faces on stitched, stuffed, and minimally sculpted cloth. I am often asked how I create my cloth faces. This workshop will not only walk you through my process but I will also share information about: where and how to get inspiration, some of my favorite tools and materials, and how to get organized to get things done. Most importantly, together we will tackle one of the biggest issues many of you tell me you struggle with — the (erroneous!) belief that you cannot draw. I will cover this topic in more depth in an upcoming post. For now what I will say is that a core focus of the workshop is to further inspire those of you who already feel confident in drawing and to encourage those of you who are less comfortable with drawing that there is absolutely no reason to feel intimidated!
As part of the workshop you will have full access to our private online doll group via Facebook, a group inspiration board on Pinterest, three patterns to download to help you build your design chops and lots of step-by-step instruction through videos and worksheets. Want to learn more? Sign up below!