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novEMBER WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED. THE NEXT WORKSHOP IS ON 1-2 JUNE 2024. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT BELOW.

Making a Doll with Rotating head

In this workshop I will show you step by step how to make a doll with a rotating head.

The finished doll will be 13" (app. 30 cm) tall.

 

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS WORKSHOP?

• Everything about materials, tools & sources of supply

• Using an armature to make a rotating neck

• Needle felting a sweet face

• Covering the head with fabric without bumps and wrinkles

• Adding the facial features like lips and dimples

• How to embroidery doll's eyes

• Putting color on to the skin so that your doll becomes alive

• Making a doll-wig with mohair weft 

• Stuffing the body, and attaching the pieces together

 

You'll get the patterns for the body so that you can sew the body parts and bring to workshop and also use it for your later dolls.

 

You will bring the mohair wefts of your choice and a mohair yarn in fitting color with you to make the doll wig. (I can prepare the wig for you in advance, if you wish. Please ask for the costs.) 

 

Other materials will be provided during the workshop. I will send you a list of additional tools you should bring before the workshop.

 

This workshop requires a some basic of knowledge in sewing and crocheting, and love for crafting, and joy in learning new things. 

 

The workshops takes place with minimum 4 participants.

Please note: The price is only for the participation to the workshop. It doesn't include any other facilities, like travel expanses, accommodation and meals.

 

On 1st & 2nd June 2024
From 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
In Berlin, Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg

 

Price: 390 Euro

 

Puppenkurs für eine Puppe mit beweglichem Kopf

In diesem Workshop zeige ich euch Schritt für Schritt, eine Puppe mit drehbarem Kopf zu herstellen.

Die fertige Puppe wird ca. 30 cm groß sein.

 

WAS WIRST DU IN DIESEM WORKSHOP LERNEN?

 

- Alles über Materialien, Werkzeuge und Bezugsquellen

- Wie man mit einer Armatur einen drehbaren Hals herstellt

- Nadelfilzen eines süßen Gesichts

- Beziehen des Kopfes mit Stoff 

- Hinzufügen der Details wie Lippen und Grübchen

- Wie man Puppenaugen stickt

- Auftragen von Farbe auf die Haut

- Herstellen einer Puppenperücke mit Mohair-Tressen

- Ausstopfen des Körpers und Zusammenfügen der Teile

 

Du bekommst die Schnittmuster für den Körper, damit du zu Huase die Körperteile nähen kannst.

 

Für die Puppenperücke bringst du die Mohairtressen deiner Wahl und ein Mohairgarn in der passenden Farbe mit.

(ich kann gerne die Perücke für dich organisieren, falls du möchtest. Bitte frag mich nach den zusätzlichen Kosten.) 

 

Materialien und Werkzeuge werden während des Workshops zur Verfügung gestellt. Eine Liste für die zusätzlichen Werkzeuge die ihr mitbringen sollt, wird euch vor dem Kurs gegeben.

 

Dieser Workshop erfordert ein wenig Vorkenntnisse in Nähen und häkeln, aber auch Liebe für Handarbeit und Freude an neues zu lernen. 

 

Der Workshop findet mit mindestens 4 Teilnehmern statt.

 

Verflegung, Reise- und Übernachtungskosten sind nicht im Preis inbegriffen.

 

An 1. & 2. Juni 2024
Von 9:30 bis 17:30 Uhr
In Berlin, Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg

 

Teilnahmegebühr: 390 Euro


some happy moments from the workshop on 24-25 November 2023

"Ein traumhaft schöner Workshop.

Vielen Dank,dass ich soviel bei dir lernen durfte."❤️
Ulrike Jenkner

"I made myself an early Christmas present this time by giving myself the gift of attending a workshop run by the lovely Gonca from loulabee dolls! A weekend in Berlin full of creative energy, great conversations and the support and guidance of our fantastic course instructor Gonca, who accompanied our every step with such detail and expertise. The result is this enchanting little lady here, who has taken a cosy place in my studio and watches me work attentively with a mischievous smile on her face.

If you want to spend a weekend like this with great people and creative work, then take your chance! Gonca is offering a new course for 2024. I can really recommend her workshop with all my heart."

Maureen L.

"Lale is a dream that came true last November @loulabeedolls workshop in Berlin.

Many thanks to lovely Gonca for her teaching and sharing her knowledge and little secrets."

Monique D.

"I took a class with her in Belgium. She is such a good teacher. This class includes a pattern and making a weft into a wig.

If you want to make a giant step forward in your doll making this is the place to be!"

Pam C.

"Herzlichen Dank nochmal für den tollen Kurs!

Ich bin ganz glücklich mit meiner selbstgemachten Puppe. Nach dem langen Entscheidungsprozess Puppe kaufen, Puppe machen lassen und nun Puppe selbst machen fühlt es sich vollkommen richtig an! Und es macht mich stolz und froh, dass ich die Puppe für mein Kind selbst gemacht habe. Dank Dir für die gute Anleitung und das Teilen Deines Erfahrungsreichtums."
Birte E.

 

"Dear Gonca,

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, introducing and teaching us this beautiful craft of making a Waldorfdoll.

I enjoyed the making in the company of the other women, learning, hearing stories and expending my horizon while creating, and now this doll which I created especially for my daughter, is a testimony of all that love."
Nait R.

small doll making workshop (beginner)

Even though doll making is mostly about slowing down the time, for many for us the time is still a very limited good. Although each of us have the same 24 hours a day, we all have different feeling of having enough time. Having so many balls in the air at the same time: work, kids, family, friends...

 

So I wished to offer a a one day workshop in which we make a little snuggle doll, which also fits for the beginners, who do not have any previous doll making experience.

 

This workshop is also great opportunity for the becoming mothers during the last weeks before their babies' arrival to make a snuggle doll for them, as well as anyone who wishes to start with doll making, or develop their skills in classical Waldorf style dolls.

 

The snuggle doll is approximately 35 cm tall.

 

The workshops takes place with minimum 4 participants.

Please note: The price is only for the participation to the workshop. It doesn't include any other facilities, like travel expanses, accommodation and meals.

 

150 € including the material costs.


Making a Needle felted Doll Head with Bendable neck

Duration: 2 days (Morning and afternoon sessions)

 

 

In this workshop I will show you step by step how to needle felt a dolls head and covering it with doll fabric. Working out the features like the lips and nose so that you’ll create a beautiful face with a perfect profile.

 

 

We will cover the head with fabric and make embroidered eyes.

 

Materials and tools will be provided during the workshop.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS WORKSHOP?

• Everything about materials, tools & sources of supply

• Using an armature to make a bendable neck

• Needle felting a sweet face

• Covering the head with fabric without bumps and wrinkles

• Adding the facial features like lips and dimples

• How to embroidery doll's eyes

• Making doll ears

• Putting color on the face so that it becomes alive

 



Head sculpting with needle felting technique

Sculpting a doll's head with the needle felting technique is getting interesting for many doll makers.


I have been using this method for some years now, and developed my own technique.


In this workshop I show you how to sculpt a head with its all details like the lips, nose, eyes, cheeks and a slender neck and to put the skin on it in a proper way. 


This is a 1 day (two sessions) workshop.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS WORKSHOP?

• Everything about materials, tools & sources of supply

• Using an armature to make a bendable neck

• Some anatomical insights to the human head and learn to apply them to a doll's head.

• Needle felting a sweet face with beautiful lips and profile

 

Please notice, this workshop concentrates on the needle felting face sculpting. We are not aiming to cover the face with fabric, nor eye embroidery.

 

Materials and tools will be provided during the workshop.

 


intensive weekend workshop (beginner)

Oh yes, I know about it! Working full time, coming back home and still have to function as a parent, partner, friend... The time is full, and you still want to break your routine and do something completely different...

Could you also be dreaming about just going out to buy some bread for the breakfast and ending up in Rome walking into the Colosseum feeling like a Gladiator?

To be honest, that is unfortunately not the feeling I promise you at this workshop :) But similar I would guess.
For those who do not have time in the week, the intensive weekend courses are the alternative. At the end you will be as tired as that Gladiator, and as happy as him for the victory :)

 


making doll hair

Several new materials are introduced to the doll world in the last couple of years by many very talented and creative doll makers.

 

Although a bit expensive, the natural look of the animal fibers like mohair, teeswater and alpaca fascinates more and more doll makers as well as collectors.


In this workshop I will inform you about the different sorts of natural hair that you can use and show how to crochet a cap with industrial mohair wefts for a doll's head with a circumference of app. 25 cm. Once you learned the method, you can apply it to different types of your choice.

 

This is a half day workshop (one session).