Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Dolls’

November Classes

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I’m back.¬† I have some wonderful new classes¬†I’m teaching ¬†this November at Accent Sewing, in Murrells Inlet, SC.¬† For¬†all of you who love¬†making needle felted flowers,¬†¬†here ¬†is my new¬†Poinsettia Wreath.¬†¬† It would look great on a front door, or anywhere.¬† ¬†It is made by needle felting loads of fabulous fabrics to create the petals and leaves, then¬†3D Effects are added, along with lots of sparkle.¬† I think you’ll love making this one.¬† Especially if you are a person who loves color and textures.¬† But who doesn’t!

Poinsettia Wreath

Another great project is the Book of Secrets.¬† I’ll have two choices for you to choose from.¬†¬†First is a¬†White-on-White cover mostly felted with silk,velvet, and satin.¬† You may choose to¬†do your felting¬†with all fibers.¬† I have wonderful fall colored wool fibers¬†that felt so easily.¬†¬† To complete our projects, we will add handspun yarns, beads, embroidery stitching, and more to make them even more fabulous.¬† This would make a great ¬†notebook for the college crowd, a new bride,¬†or your¬†best friend.¬†¬† Easy to create, yet it looks very time consuming.¬†(That will be our secret.)¬† Before long, you will be designing one to fit each personality on your list.¬†

 Felted Book of Secrets

Felted Book of Secrets

Also, we can’t forget this cute little doll – Angels All Around.¬† This is a very easy doll to create and embellish to your hearts desire with laces, trims, beads and fibers.¬† I’ll share¬†several techniques for creating hair and some great new wing ideas.¬† Most supplies for her are provided in this class.¬†

Angels All Around

If you have any questions about these or any other classes, please email me at CountryPastimes@aol.com 

I have some wonderful photos of recent student work to share with you next time.

July Classes at the Beach in SC

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

I’m back from teaching for another¬†fun filled¬†week in Murrels Inlet, SC.¬† ¬† I can’t say enough good things about all the students I have had this week. ¬†I enjoyed seeing many of my past students and had the pleasure of meeting¬†several new ladies.¬† ¬†I think they have been bitten by the needle felting bug.¬† I don’t blame them.¬† I’m hooked as well!

In my Cat Dancer class I enjoyed teaching a young lady, new to dollmaking.  She did a wonderful job, worked so hard, and left with a completed project.  All I can say is WOW.  Great Job!   

The kitty claws came out among the others trying to see just who could be teachers pet.   =-)    I think it was a 3 way tie.  (You know who you are.)  So many laughs and so much fun.  This class begins with a little sewing, then hand painting, then sewing, stuffing, more sewing, more stuffing, and finally embellishing and making their own style of hair Lots of hard work, but well worth all their efforts to create their own Cat Doll.   A memorable day for us all.  We had a great time. Peg SewingTeacher's Pet ??Wow look at this one!

Marlene's beautyCats

This week we also made some machine needle felted Clutch bags.¬† I am very proud of all these ladies.¬† Beautiful work.¬† Just a few more stitches, and they are ready to go out on the town.¬†¬†¬† Very stylish………..

Debbie Alicia and MarleneJackie

 

 

 

 

 

Felted Handbags 004Diane's hard at work.

Finishing off the week with the Tiger Lily class.  The ladies each choose a main color of fabric for their lilies.  Then added additional fabrics from a mound of silks, velvets, satins, sheers, and more.   Add in some  fibers and the fun begins.  They made the most beautiful flowers you have ever seen. 

I am to eager to see all the Tiger Lily wall hangings once they have all their finishing touches.  Beautiful!

MaxiShirley

New Classes for July

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

I’m very excited to be teaching in Murrells Inlet again in July, at Accent Sewing.¬† ¬†I am unveiling 2 new classes, Tiger Lilies, and Needle Felted Clutch.¬† Here are some photos of each.¬†

This is a close up of the 3 dimensional needle felted Tiger Lilies.  Using a combination of fabrics to create the flowers and leaves.  Additional embellishments are used for the flower centers.

TigerLily 004

Here are 2 of the needle felted clutch bags.  Several color choices will be offered in class.  This bag is needle felted using silks, velvets, satins and more.  It has a magnetic snap closure and beaded embellishments to add that extra sparkle. 

Felted Handbags 004

I am also teaching the very popular Cat Dancer doll.  This is a wonderfully creative doll using several techniques, including face painting, beading, creating the mane, and many more techniques discussed in class.   Although previous doll making experience would be helpful, even beginners can create this fabulous doll.  Original pattern by Magic Threads.

doll photos 016

July Classes

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

It’s May and I’ve been so busy designing new projects and samples.¬† I am teaching at Accent Sewing in Murrells Inlet SC¬† in July. ¬†

I’ll be teaching workshops for two new great projects.¬†¬† Tiger Lilies is another in my floral series in machine needle felting flowers.¬†¬† The lilies may be done in the orange/red color as shown, or¬†I will have other color fabrics in class for peach, yellow, or white lilies.¬†

Tiger Lily

This beautiful clutch style handbag is done in aqua/teal tones with beaded accents.    Additional colors will also be available in class.  It is silk lined with a pocket and a magnetic snap closure. 

Clutch Handbag

¬†Here’s a photo of another clutch, made with¬†greens.¬† This one has different embellishments, ¬†using felted flowers, yarns, and ribbons. No beads on this one.¬† Green Clutch

For the doll makers, Cat Dancer is back.  This is a wonderful cat doll, almost human.  He has loads of personality.  This 2 day class includes face painting and several embellishing techniques.   Please check with Accent Sewing for more class info, including dates and costs.  www.AccentSewing.com

Cat Dancer

Cat Dancer is not difficult to make, if you have any sewing experience, you can make this doll. 

I have been working on several more new techniques and samples of machine needle felting.¬† You know¬†needle felting ¬†is my favorite pastime!¬† Wait till you see what’s coming next……… I’m so excited!