Workshops


Learn the skills involved in dollmaking for yourself.

“What is made with love by hands,
Inspired by the heart,
feeds your soul,
and is transformed to pure joy"

All handcrafted gifts have that special quality about them that the receiver will sense around the item. Something specially made , just for you, speaks of warmth of heart from the maker to the receiver and makes such a gift a treasure.

“In every stitch a loving thought” is what is “sewn” into the doll and the child will perceive this warm loving energy imbued in the doll. A very special gift indeed…

If you would like to try your hand at making a doll or would like to explore another wool craft come and give it a go and enrol in one of our workshops!..so please get in touch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AUTUMN WORKSHOPS

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                    WEEKEND DOLL MAKING WORKSHOP

                           May 2017  

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When: May 12 ( from 7 pm to 9pm) and May 13th ( from 10 am to 5 pm)                  Where: 14 Brabourne Street ,( Spindlewood studio )   Christchurch  Ph: (03) 9609777                                                                                                               Costs: $ 120.00 ( includes all materials ,morning and afternoon tea)                                                                                                                                                            What to bring:  Please bring your sewing kit ( sharp scissors, tape measure, pins with head, sewing needles ( one with a larger “eye”)and dollmaking needles ( Available at Spotlight and bernina stores)                                       On Saturday please bring your own lunch , ( Morning and afternoon tea provided) and lots of good cheer! )  

Please contact me if you would like to take part by email, phone or a facebook message!  When you enrol please let me know what colour hair you prefer and skin colour ..

In this workshop we will make a 30 cm  button jointed doll . During this workshop you will be taken through all the steps of dollmaking like :how to make a dolls head, how to stuff the doll,how to assemble the doll, how to crochet a cap and hair.   You will be given also the pattern as well as a pattern for some simple clothing..    

                                                                                                      

                           AUTUMN  WREATH  WORKSHOP

                                   (May 2017)

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When: Tuesday evenings May 16th and 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm  at the studio 14 Brabourne Street Christchurch .

Cost:  $ 35.00 ( all materials included)

What to bring:  A sponge or a piece of foam .

In this workshop we will make a decorative wreath with an Autumn theme which could be a focal point for your nature table or a sweet gift for a child,s room..You will be shown all the" how to's"  and be given the opportunity to explore your own creativity around the theme "Autumn"  

Please contact me if you would like to participate in this workshop....