two new workshops : songbirds and elegant rag dolls

This March I’ll be teaching three all day workshops at French General in Los Angeles. Songbirds (sold out) on the 24th and 25th (the same class offered twice) and Elegant Rag dolls (sold out) on the 23rd. Registration is open and you can find all the details at French General.

Find the songbird sewing pattern here.

 

Songbirds
Come make songbirds with me. I’ll guide you through the process of sewing, stuffing and sculpting the basic shape, creating natural looking layers of feathery textures, embroidering features, carving beaks, sculpting feet and giving your creation spirit and “birdness”. I’ll also share my some of my favorite supplies, top secret tips and techniques and some treasures from my collection of antique textiles. Basic sewing skills are needed, we will be stitching by hand and machine.

Elegant Ragdolls
Mysterious girls with secrets. The details make me happy, front bustles revealing a scandalous amount of leg, slippered feet, fancy underthings and elegant chignons. I’ll guide you through the stitching and stuffing and details and share my favorite supplies, top secret tips and techniques and some treasures from my collection of antique textiles. Basic sewing skills are needed, we will be stitching by hand and machine.

I hope to see you there!

 

13 Comments

  1. Oh dear, I would love to take this class! I want to make this doll, but i live and work in Xi’an China.

    Will you make a pattern to purchase? I really long to make this doll!

    Thank you, Meghan

  2. Barbara Uhlenkott

    Would love patterns of your dolls for those of us who can not attend your shops or classes . Our stitching and technic will suffer from not having shared from your wisdom but we will push on and do our best.

    Barbara Uhlenkott
    Northern California

  3. I live in Australia. Will you do the song birds as an online course, or pdf tutorial?

  4. Like Lori, I live in Australia but would love a pattern and instructions for making your beautiful birds!

  5. Kim Gilligan

    Please, add my voice to those asking for an online class. There just isn’t any way I can make the wonderful classes offered in California.

  6. Carol Motttern

    I would so appreciate an online class on songbirds. Please consider doing it. Thanks so much. Carol

  7. I echo the requests here for an online tutorial/video and also a pattern. I adore these birds and have a good fabric stash that is waiting to be used. I pick up old garments from charity shops; my latest acquisitions being 2 beautiful christening gowns, but not sure I can bring myself to cut them up. But I have a vision of a white dove in my head for which they would be perfect.

    If I could attend one of your training courses, I would do so in a flash. Please try and squeeze some time in your already busy days to help your budding songbird enthusiasts in other countries xx

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