©2019 by European Waldorf Doll Making Retreat

DARIA GOSSET

PETIT GOSSET

USA

WORKSHOP 1

12th - 13th June 2020

 

Two-day Doll-making Workshop 


Beginners

This workshop is designed for beginners in doll-making, as well as for those who already have some experience, but would like to develop further their skills in doll-making.

 

You will create a 16”/40 cm doll and learn how to:

  • sculpt a head with a felting needle,  

  • add face details and expression, 

  • achieve a balance and harmony through understanding a child’s/doll’s body proportions,

  • stuff and assemble the body, 

  • add a little bum, knees and a belly button.

 

The body will be pre-sewn by me in advance, however, the pattern and printed instructions with lots of pictures will be provided.

We will discuss different kinds of hair and wig making methods.

 During the class, mohair yarn, as well as Teeswater locks, will be used. 

(upon submitting your deposit, you will receive an email inviting you to choose skin and hair color.)

During the workshop, there will be no possibility to make clothes for your doll. But I’ll be happy to include a pattern with instructions for one outfit. Or you might want to take a look at my “Design a Dress” Workshop”. 

 

Level: beginners (basic crocheting, as well as hand-sewing skills, will be needed)

  • 2 full days (4 sessions)

  • Maximum number of students: 8

  • Fee: €380 (all materials, needed to make a doll, are included in the price, but you will need to bring some tools to the class: scissors, multi-needle felting tool with at least 5-6 spare felting needles, pins, sewing needles, long dollmaking needle, and a measuring tape)

WORKSHOP 2

14th June 2020 (morning session)

 

Face sculpting Workshop

Advanced

 

 

This class will focus on face sculpting, using the needle felting technique. You will learn how to:

  • add cheeks, lips, chin, and nose, 

  • create a harmonious proportion of the face, 

  • form a steady neck, 

  • place properly the skin fabric to show better the face features and to avoid wrinkles. 

 

We’ll be working on the head of 14-16” (35-40 cm.) doll. 

You will be requested to bring skin fabric to cover the doll's head in the color of your choice and felting needles. 

The body pattern for the doll as well as the instructions on how to assemble it could be provided as an option for an additional fee. 

 

Skills: needle-felting - advanced beginners

1-morning session 

Maximum number of students: 8

Fee: €190 

WORKSHOP 3

11th June 2020 (afternoon session)

 

“Design a Dress” Workshop


 

During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to:

  • transform the included pattern to design a dress for your doll (by changing size or style)

  • take measurements 

  • prepare and cut your fabric

  • make any shape neckline (with or without collar)

  • set-in sleeves neatly and adjust their length 

  • attach the dress waist to the bodice

 

At the end of the class, your doll will get a dress designed by you and you will get lots of tips as well as the skills to create more beautiful dresses at home!          

 

       Fabric and supplies: Fabric and sewing thread will be provided (you will be able to choose from a variety of colors).

 

Skills: This class is for those who are comfortable using a sewing machine and have made at least a couple of simple things before.

You're welcome to bring a doll (from 30 cm. up to 45 cm. long)  to use as your model.

 

What to bring: scissors (paper and fabric), pins, sewing needles, measuring tape, a notebook, and a pencil.         

 

A sewing machine is required for the class. Bring it along with you if you can.

If you can't bring a sewing machine, THAT'S OK! We can provide a few, just give us a heads up ahead of time.

If you have any questions, just drop me a line at petitgosset@gmail.com. I’ll be happy to answer.

 

1-afternoon session 

Maximum 8 participants

Fee: €160