Thursday, April 17, 2008
Cloth dolls workshop
I was teaching three days cloth dolls workshop for 10-12 years old six cute girls, the cutest, most silent girls, and creative girls I have ever taught. It could be so exhausting and frustrating, teaching kids this age, but it was completely different with these ones.
Today was the last day and I am so glad and proud to show you the results.
It is bit weird but most of them never stitched any thing by hands before, so I wanted to let them practice the blanket stitch, while creating something of their own.
These funny heads made by the toe parts of used socks were perfect beginning. After three hours they came up with well done and full of characters theses mini dolls.
Most of the second day was dedicate for sketching, I asked them to use collage techniques, to create their own innovative unique designs.
I wished to see many colorful characters made by creative use of different colorful papers, fabric scraps, crayons, marker pens, old journal, which I spread out all over the studio, but most of them preferred to use only pencil and rubber.
Then I instructed them how to prepare the pattern according to each design.
We used discarded clothes instead of new fabrics.
Today they stitch all over the day, and Walla here are the results:
So cute, don't you think?