Create your own Storytime Doll with screen-printing, block printing and sewing using hand-crank and foot-treadle vintage sewing machines! Hilary Tapper & Kuva Zakheim combine their unique talents into this beautiful workshop.
Experience this medley of traditional craft skills in creating your own doll as you screen-print the outline of the doll onto upcycled cotton, then block-print in the colours using hand-carved blocks. You will sew your doll using hand-crank and foot-treadle vintage sewing machines (We'll show you how and its a lot of fun!). You'll finish by stuffing your doll with wool and hand-stitching close the bottom seam.
Storytime Dolls are simple sweet dolls which inspire the imagination and play, are easy to create and will have storytime come to life before your eyes!
This workshop is suitable for all ages, however little ones will require a parent's helping hands for the sewing. We will be using all-natural materials, including upcycled cloth and wool stuffing, as well as non-toxic eco-friendly printing dyes.
Hilary & Kuva are running 4 workshops at the Necessary Traditions festival in the stunning old Gym building at the Arts Centre, on:
Friday 16th Nov: 10am - 11:30am & 12pm - 1:30pm
Saturday 17th Nov: 10am - 11.30am & 12pm - 1.30pm.
Suitable for ages 11 years and up, and younger children are welcome with a parent for 1:1 supervision to assist). Skill level: Easy/Beginner.
Huge thanks to the Arts Centre for supporting the festival and this workshop!
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