Healing and Transformative Dolls
Three Dimensional Doll Design
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How do I take a flat piece of fabric and turn it into a three-dimensional shape? How can I make my dolls more interesting? How can I develop my own personal style of doll making? Where do ideas come from? Pamela will cover all these topics and more in this class where she reveals all: the step-by-step design process she uses to create her own dolls, from the simplest to most complex patterns. Pamela will share her own approaches to three-dimensional fabric design and answer any and all questions as students follow the process to create their own personal patterns and share their discoveries. Pamela doesn’t do “Realistic,” so be prepared; but she will discuss it for those who do it. We’ll make lots of small experiments that you can turn into your new line of originally-designed dolls.
This class is a perfect adjunct to online Healing Doll classes…you will increase your repertoire of tools with which to express your healing and transformative instincts. 6 lessons with hand outs and pictures, lots of patterns, and your own personal adviser (through the online chats) to answer all your questions about three-dimensional doll making.
In the Three-Dimensional Doll Design class I progress from very simple, step-by-step into fairly complex patterns, encouraging you to use the vocabulary that you'll learn to design your own more complex dolls.
Students should have:
—several yards of unbleached muslin, a yard of light-weight iron-on
—off-white sewing machine thread
—a working sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, including scissors
—a long doll-maker’s needle
—a stuffing tool (a sharpened bamboo chopstick works fine)
—a bag of polyfill stuffing
—a drawing tool: pencil, pen, marker
—paper for pattern making (brown paper or freezer paper)
—scotch or masking tape
—a sample or picture of a doll or dolls you’ve made or that you like
—your determination to play and explore!
3-D dolls Subje
1) One-piece and two-piece patterns, starting simple and working toward
2) Combining one and two-piece patterns for more complexity
3) Gussets and tucks, side and bottom, flat base, doing the twist
4) Multiple piece bodies, building in the round
5) Putting it all together—projects with combined techniques
6) Adding embellishment, painting, beading, embroidery
7) Mixed media, working around found objects
8) Theme, meaning, how to express your ideas, and making it yours.
Working in series, developing a style
Pamela's Designing a Doll and Making Faces Inspiration BOOK
This book discusses and show examples of Pamelas history of doll making and how she does it.
128 pages, 73 in color.
Price includes postage and handing.
If ordering outside of continental US please contact Pamela FIRST before paying