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Art Cloth Doll Making

Suitable for beginners and more experienced stitchers alike, this doll making holiday is led by Angela Neilson, a retired GP who has a lifetime of experience in dressmaking and embroidery.

Angela will lead you, step-by-step, through the whole process of making an art cloth doll. You will start by drawing out and machine stitching body parts, then turn and stuff the parts, wire the fingers, needle sculpt the face, draw or embroider features, make a simple wig, attach the arms and legs and finally dress the character doll.

Basic sewing machine skills are helpful but not essential. A bit of creative imagination and a willingness to let go of preconceptions goes a long way because, as these character dolls emerge, they develop a life of their own – telling you how they like their hair and what they want to wear.

You may wish to bring your own ideas that inspire you such as pictures, photos, books, vintage fabrics, jewellery and shells. But if you don’t know where to start Angela will bring samples of her work for inspiration. You can also view her Pinterest profile for inspiration.

All breaks include:

  • En-suite accommodation in Gartmore House
  • Full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Expert tuition by Angela Neilson
  • All materials needed for the course

Dates and Cost

Sunday 24th to Friday 29th March 2019 – £550 per person – BOOK ONLINE
Saturday 10th to Thursday 15th August 2019 – £550 per person – BOOK ONLINE

How to book

Complete the online enquiry form
Call us on 01877 382 991
Email: mail@gartmorehouse.com

Terms and Conditions A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For breaks booked within 6 weeks, full payment is required at time of booking. Breaks are subject to availability and subject to change.