Felting Art Dolls: A 3-Day Workshop with Marie Spaulding
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Date: March 22nd-24th THUR, FRI, SAT
Time: 9am- 4pm Thurs, Friday & Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes wool, Armature, Foam, use of Needles and shop tools
Students may purchase additional fibers, and supplies from the shop if desired.
Students will work with Living Felt brand fibers including our CW-1 Core Wool and MC-1 Felting Batts, fine Merino Tops and luster/embellishment fibers.
Felting Fantastical and Artful Dolls:
Marie Spaulding has been needle felting dolls since she first learned to felt in early 2000.
Learn her techniques for making exhibit quality dolls and fantasy characters including pointy noses, ears, lively eyes and detailed hands.
Explore wet felting and nuno felting for interesting costumes.
*Students will be free to put their emphasis where desired. If you want to make three heads instead of a full doll, we can support that.
If you prefer to spend time on costuming over articulated fingers, you will be supported and coached towards seeing your goals met.
If you want to make a Santa, you can do that! This will be a great opportunity to follow your inspiration.
If you prefer to attempt a more abstract doll using found objects, that will be supported also. (bring the found objects with you)
This workshop is specifically designed as an in-depth experience to help you felt detailed dolls in just a few days.
Students will be encouraged to work at least one night after the class (felting home work :) to get the most out of the experience.
What to Bring:
- Students should bring photos or digital image library of inspirations for their doll.
- It can be especially helpful to find images that capture an "expression" that you want to achieve in our doll's face
- It is also very helpful to bring photos for hair styles
- Bring your favorite needle felting tools, fibers and notions/embellishments -- or use ours for free
- Food/ Snacks --( Coffee, tea and some snacks provided -- we will order lunch)
- We have a refrigerator, toaster oven, and an awesome popcorn machine!
*For those flying in, please see:
PICS FROM OUR 2017 RETREAT