We are a group of cloth doll makers who meet once a month in Farnborough, Hampshire. There is a range of abilities, but we are all enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills, as well as practice old ones. It's a very friendly and low key environment in which to learn and craft, and while we do that we drink tea, eat donuts and discuss a wide range of topics.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

New Members and show and tell

This year we have seen an increase in our doll club membership. Some very enthusiastic and talented ladies have joined us and we take this opportunity to welcome you all to our club.

Some of the beautiful dolls made by our old and new members
Jane's doll

Joanne's doll made from Anne Hesse's pattern

Judith's sweety doll

Doll made by Karen

As usual Mavis showed her unusual critter work in progress 

Mavis's crochet teddy bear

We had a new visitor to our doll club and she is hoping to join us from next month which will be wonderful. This is a doll made by her. 

This is Anne's 'The grape picker'

Anne's 'Mum's day out' doll which was entered in the Hoffman challenge.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Judi ward class

Our doll club organised a designing a doll class with Judi Ward.  The class was well attended and we had lots of fun creating some lovely doll bodies. Judi as usual was a lovely teacher.   I who had already taken her online class years ago which started me on my doll making journey was so pleased to take a class with her hands on. Judi's methods are so easy that even a beginner can design a doll without problems. Here are some pictures of some dolls that were done in the class.

Heather' baby doll made in the workshop

Karen's baby doll made in the work shop

Shashi's baby doll made in the workshop 

Judi also made this doll  while she was teaching