You'll be amazed at how easy it is to create an elegant,
artful doll with needle and wet felting techniques.
In this fun, online workshop you will learn how to design and create
a sitting or free-standing art doll that is sure to become a family
heirloom and a conversation piece in your home.
You will learn Marie's techniques for creating life-like eyes,
graceful yet strong necks and interestingly shaped bodies.
Of all the felt pieces I have created, nothing has garnered more interest than the art dolls like the ones on this page. It's not that I have some special skill, but that the dolls themselves are unlike most dolls you see. You'll learn what gives them that "extra" artful appearance that makes them really stand out.
In this workshop, you will learn how to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art.
In this class you will learn the techniques and methods that will bring your doll to life right in front of your eyes. In each stage, you will couple these techniques
with your own divine inspiration to create an artful and interesting work of art that is uniquely your own.
You will get step-by-step instruction on sculpting in wool, creating feminine faces and features,
creating a one-of-a-kind body shape, and for creating a body from an object found in nature.
We will use written instruction, photographs and video support to bring you step-by-step, detailed instruction.
Since the class is self-paced, you will also get one-on-one support via email for your specific needs and questions.
And perhaps best of all....we offer a complete kit containing everything you need to make your art doll!
*IMPORTANT RETURN NOTICE ABOUT THIS ITEM*
We are commited to your 100% satisfaction and felting success.
We will provide techinical support for opening files, playing videos and saving them to your computer as well as felting tips, tricks, support and personal guidance. There are certain restrictions for returning this product:
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We encourage you to ask any pertinent or clarifying questions you may have prior to purchase. We are here to help you succeed in your felting project and we look forward to seeing your unique finished art doll!
Marie Spaulding began teaching needle felting techniques online in 2004. Her company LIVING FELT was the first to publish full-color kits and booklets with step-by-step instructions for needle felting in 3-D.
Marie Spaulding has been featured on the DIY network -Uncommon Threads, published in Designer Needlefelting by Lark Books and is the founder of Living Felt, The Felting Forum and How To Felt.
Kit includes everything you need to create a complete doll. You will have the option to choose from color combinations after enrollment. The kit is only available with workshop enrollment.
- WHITE wool for doll face and body
*If you prefer to substitute Fleshtone, please request this in your order comments.
- Detail pack for realistic eyes and facial accents
- Locks for hair
- "Found object" for body
- Wire armature for creating the body
- 6 Felting Needles, two of each size: 36, 38 star, 40 triangle
- 1 Doll Needle
- Waxed floss and thread
- 10x7 foam pad
CLASS CD: You'll receive 11 image-packed modules in a PDF format taking you step by step through making your doll.
Plus! Video tutorials on basic felting for extra support!
The workshop is in a PDF format. The video is for SUPPORT and guidance.
The workshop is not on VIDEO.
*SELF-PACED. All class information is on a CD that you can print from PDF.
"Your videos are great. They are very clear and well done. Thanks so much for adding these to your class."
Skill Level - Beginner to Intermediate
We take a basic approach to needle felting, you will learn what we consider the basic building blocks which will empower you to create your own masterpieces by learning a few basic sculpting skills. Then we will build on the basics for the detail that will make your doll come to life!
Rather than teach you how to make only one specific doll, this workshop will empower your innovative side with introductions to different approaches yielding different results. One of my favorite things about sculptural felting is that you never have to repeat yourself. We'll show you unique techniques for creating truly one of a kind dolls.
You will receive the classes and videos on CD. Only basic computer skills are required. You should be able to download a file and save it to your computer. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader, which is probably already on your computer. If you don't have this, you can download it here.
You will also want the ability to play video with sound on your computer.
A Few Student Pics:
Cathi Bartels "IF I COULD FLY"
"Thank you Marie for this class... turns out it came at a very appropriate time for me
and I was able to put a lot of my feelings into creating her. I hope you'll do more of these!"