Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2013
Catherine Zacchino - aka: Junker Jane
"In this fun and easy class you will learn how to design, sew your own monster art dolls using a mix of new and recycled fabrics and buttons. I encourage using second hand and vintage pieces along with new because old bits add a unique charm. You have the option of aging your art dolls if desired. I will bring the supplies needed for aging and painting.
These quirky art dolls are made from free form cutting and assembly and it is in this way of sewing that each doll becomes one-of-a-kind, with a distinct personality! I will guide you through the fun step-by-step process of creating your own monster doll. From monster face design , fabric combination, stuffing, "hairstyling" and aging.
The only rule is that there are no rules! It is in the contrasts of fabrics and textures that make these monster art dolls come to life! And as there are no patterns used, every doll will be one-of-kind with personalities ranging from sugar to spice!"
— Catherine Zacchino, AKA, Junker Jane
Supplies Needed for Class:
Sewing machine (Must have full knowledge of how to operate your machine)
Needles: Hand sewing needles and embroidery needles, extra sewing machine needle
Sewing thread: black is required, but add your fave colors as well to complement your fabrics
Fabric for doll bodies. I have found that cotton fabrics work best for staining. Bring a mix of colors and patterns. Stripes and polka dots always add a punch!
Doll face fabric: any unbleached linen or linen blend fabric is ideal
Assorted laces and ribbons
Assorted buttons, mixed match is better!
Stuffed animal safety eyes and noses if you wish
Embroidery floss: I recommend black, pink and pale blue for usual doll face details, but also bring a variety of colors you love or that match your fabrics. These will be used for sewing details on the dolls and for the hair
Polyfil: A 12-ounce bag will be more than plenty
Stuffing tool: A knitting needle works well. I will sometimes use long paintbrushes or pencils
TEACHER WILL PROVIDE
Stain to dye the dolls
Paint and other aging supplies
Tip: Have fun picking out your fabrics and trims. This includes colors and textures. There are no set "matching" rules. Just bring what you love and you will see that by pairing unexpected combinations and textures, your works will pop!
I encourage you to bring a wide assortment of fabrics to play with and for trades.
Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, please visit: http://www.artisticartifacts.com/about_us/events.htm.