beginner/intermediate and advanced levels workshops

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Advanced doll making workshop in berlin on 25th and 26th september!!!

Doll Making Workshop for a 25 cm tall doll with bendable neck and needle-felted head and body.

This 2-day workshop is only for participants with previous knowledge and experience in doll making. Experience in needle felting is not necessary. Knowledge of crochet and sewing (hand) is important.

During this workshop I will show you how to model a head with all the details like lips, nose, eyes, cheeks and a slim neck and how to put the skin on correctly so that there are no wrinkles. The neck is built with an armature in it so that it becomes bendable. The body is also sculpted with needle felt technique, then the arms and legs are attached. Of course we don't forget details like the dimples or the belly button.

You will receive a material package with the pre-sewn body parts and wool, mohair yarn for the hair and embroidery yarn for the eyes. You are welcome to choose the color of the skin and eyes. Three colors are available. You will also receive a printed document with a written explanation of each step during the workshop so that you can always refer to it at home. These are included in the price of the workshop.

Clothing is not a part of this workshop.

For further information, questions and registration, please send me an email to loulabee@gmx.de.

I am looking forward to seeing you!

 

Place: Berlin

Date: 25-26 September 2021 (10:00-18:00)

Cost: 360 € per participant

 

 

 

slow doll making workshop (beginner)

Slow doll making workshops came from the need to bring the real feeling of doll making process into my workshops. In these workshops I rather like to meet you on four weekly morning sessions, so that you can put a week time between each step and reflect what you have done and will be doing next. This is mostly the real life situation, as creating a little soul takes lots of thinking along with all the crafting work.

We will be making a complete doll with body and the limbs and slightly needle felted face.

 

 

190 € including the material costs, as well as the crochet wig for the base of the hair. 

 

 


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 :)

 

190 € including the material costs, as well as the crochet wig for the base of the hair. 


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 shorter workshop (two morning sessions) in which we make a little snuggle doll, which also fits for the beginners, who do not have any previous craft 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. You can make a bunny, or just a little baby doll. The snuggle doll is approximately 30 cm tall.

 

 

90 € including the material costs.



Head sculpting (Advanced)

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 1,5 day (three sessions) workshop.

 

Please notice, this workshop concentrates on the needle felting face sculpting. We are not aiming to finish a complete doll. 

 

Price: 190 €


sculpting the body (advanced)

Needle sculpting a whole body of a doll gives many new opportunities to develop your own style. I am happy to teach you the techniques I use, in this 1,5 day (three sessions) workshop.

 

During this workshop you will learn how to sculpt the body of a doll (the torso, the arms and the legs) and how to put the skin on it in a proper way. I will also teach you how to attach the arms and the legs, as well as the head (one pre-made by me as example) onto the body. Details such as dimples, belly button and coloring will also be taught.

 

Needle sculpting the head is not part of this workshop. I am offering an other workshop for needle sculpting the head. The size of the head will be in a matching size to this body.

 

Price 190 €

 


making doll hair (advanced)

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).

 

 

90 € including the costs for the materials.

 


testimonials

"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.