Cloth Doll Workshop

Ref: C2340507

These cloth dolls can also be known as art dolls which are named so because they are seen as an object rather than a children's toy. Dolls are the perfect tool for describing and expressing oneself and don't just have to be a reflection of a human either. Art dolls can become a character sculpture dreamt up by the designer. This workshop will be a great way for participants to explore advanced sewing methods and/or painting depending on interest and ability. The dolls will be themed around the time of year so materials and haberdashery supplied will be inspired by Christmas. This will be the perfect opportunity to make a Christmas fairy for decoration or to give as a gift.

Course aim

Design and create a cloth doll in a calm and relaxing environment using hand sewn and embroidery techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • demonstrate one or more embroidery technique
  • create a cloth doll sewn together by hand
  • demonstrate an understanding of the skills required to assemble a cloth doll

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Cloth Doll Workshop


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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