We jumped right in at the deep end, on Saturday morning, with the head. Probably the smallest pieces I've ever attempted to stitch together on a sewing machine.
The pins are to mark the features before sculpting with strong thread.
Onto the body after lunch.....
Sewn, turned and stuffed, ready to add the head and limbs.
Sunday morning was all about the hands.....
This is where things got very tricky. Turning those fingers right side out, after stitching, required a lot of patience. I was so engrossed in getting this process right I forgot to take any progress pictures.
After that, the foot and jointed arm were a breeze!
The legs follow the same principle as the arms. Jan also demonstrated how she makes wings and hair. I wasn't too worried about that as I wanted to get the basics down while I was there. I didn't expect to come away with a finished doll. Only one lady managed that and she had made dolls before.
It was a great weekend, made extra special by the company of a friend, who came up from Devon to take the workshop with me. I was absolutely shattered when I got home last night. Learning new things can be very tiring it seems.
Waving to Sian and my fellow Mondayers and wishing you all a great week.