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CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL #1: 
In this class you will learn how to make a beautiful 25" cloth doll to hang on your wall.  You will learn how to cut your fabric and then weave an unusual skirt for your doll on a peg/tapestry loom, how to make her bodice, boots, arms and hands with articulated fingers, how to needle sculpt and then paint her facial features, apply her hair and much more.
    This can be a 2 or 3 day class depending on how much sewing can be completed before the class starts.

This is a closeup of the bodice and skirt of the California Rag Doll #2 with the sunflower fabric.
CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL #2:
This is another sample of a doll that I made from the "California Rag Wall Doll" class that I teach.  Her fabric has large Sunflowers on it. Notice her skirt and bodice.  They are from the same fabric.
CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL #3:
This is another doll that I made using the California Rag Technique.


This is a closeup of the original fabric and the woven fabric for California Rag Wall Doll #3.
CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL #4:
This is another doll that I made using the California Rag technique.  Each different fabric that you use gives a different look.

Here is a closeup of this California Rag Wall Doll #4"s bodice and skirt.
         "INTRODUCTION TO CLOTH  DOLLMAKING CLASS"

By using my simple pancake style doll pattern you will learn how to cut, sew and stuff this doll.  The head, arms and hands with articulated fingers will be added to the body.  You can either paint her face or use colored pencil.  This doll has a flat face.  You will learn how to sew and attach her hair and if time permits you will make her skirt.  You will receive printed instructions with step-by-step diagrams to illustrate each point.  This is a 2 day class.
HEAD ON A PEDESTAL #2: 
    This is another head that I made.  This one has eyes made with colored pencil.   Head #1 has eyes made with acrylic paint.

HEAD ON A PEDESTAL #1: 
In this class you will learn how to make, cut, sew, stuff and either needle sculpt the head of the doll or stuff her head with Model Magic.  You will learn how to paint her features or use colored pencil.  You will learn how to make her pedestal and attach her to it so she can be displayed in your home.  The entire piece ranges in height from about 16" to 18".  Even though I never took this class and the pattern is my own, I was inspired from a doll that Judi Ward taught at a conference I attended.
This is a 1 day class.

POTHOLDER LOOM  DOLL #1:  
Learn to make this wonderful doll to hang on your wall.  It is made on a potholder loom that we used to make potholders on when we were children.  This doll is wearing a plaid blouse with a rya knotted skirt.  Her arms, legs and hat are crocheted.  Her comical face is made from Windsor Comfort knit.  You will learn how to needle sculpt her face, place her eyes, sew her mouth and eyebrows and make her hair.  She is around 17" tall.  This is a one day class.

POTHOLDER LOOM  DOLL #2: This doll is wearing a maroon and white blouse woven in a weave called bound weave and her skirt is woven in plain weave.  Her belt is woven in rya knots, her face is needle sculpted and her hands, legs and hat are crocheted.  She is around 11" tall.

POTHOLDER LOOM #3: 
This white and blue dressed doll is wearing a blouse woven in bound weave and a skirt made of rya knots.  Her hair is a wig that I bought.
POTHOLDER LOOM DOLL #4:  
This was the first potholder loom doll that I made.  I had so much fun making it that I made the others that you see and decided to teach this doll.

Additional California Rag Wall  Dolls
I have Made
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SWEETHEART AND JEANNE'S HOPE:

    In these classes you will learn how to cut, sew and stuff mohair, insert
joints to make your bear's head, arms and legs movable.  You will insert
the eyes and embroider the nose and mouth to give your bear a personality of its own.  "Sweetheart" is from a pattern by Holly Nelson Designs and "Jeanne's Hope" is from a pattern by Jeanne Klein.

POTHOLDERLOOM DOLL WITH A COLORED PENCIL FACE.
CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL WITH NEEDLE-FELTED HEAD:  I decided that I wanted to needle-felt the doll’s head instead of making it out of sewn fabric.
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"WOVEN TAPESTRY AND NEEDLE  FELTED PICTURES CLASS"
In this class you  will learn how to cut your fabric and then weave an unusual skirt for your doll on a peg/tapestry loom, how to make her bodice, boots, arms and hands with articulated fingers, how to needle sculpt and then paint her facial features, apply her hair and much more.  You will wind up with a standing 3-D doll about 20 inches tall.

This can be a 2 or 3 day class depending on how much sewing can be completed before the class starts.
Pearl, Barbara and Fran
"A 3-D FABRIC STRIP DOLL CLASS"
"A MOHAIR TEDDY BEAR CLASS"
"CALIFORNIA RAG WALL DOLL CLASS"
"POTHOLDER LOOM DOLL CLASS"
"HEAD ON A PEDESTAL CLASS"
NEEDLE FELTED GNOMES
You will learn how to weave the doll's body on a small portable loom, needle felt her face, crochet her arms and more. This is a two day class.

Please look in the section called "MY STUDENTS" and you can see the Woven Tapestry  and needle  felted  dolls that my students made in this class.
WOVEN TAPESTRY AND NEEDLE FELTED DOLLS
"NEEDLE FELTING A GNOME"-  You will learn how to needle felt a gnome by using fleece and felting needles.  This is a two day class. 
Please look in the section called "MY STUDENTS" and you can see the gnomes that my students made in this class.
FELTING JEWELRY:  In this class you will learn how to make felted jewelry by using felting needles, water, soap and your hands.  This is a one day class.
FELTED JEWELRY
COLOR AND WEAVE ON A PEG LOOM.  In this class you will receive a peg /tapestry loom that you will keep as part of your kit fee.  You will learn that just by changing the order of the colors of your yarn and weaving in plain/tabby weave (over and under and under and over) you will be able to get some wonderful effects.
COLOR AND WEAVE ON A PEG LOOM
These are 3 bags that my student Micki Donch needle felted as samples for me.  This can be a 3 hour class where you will learn how to needle felt flowers or simple pictures onto a denim/ cloth bag.
Needle Felted Bags
I've been asked to teach an on-line class called 'NEEDLE FELTING A GNOME" at http://ebearz.com starting in September 2009.  Please go to the section called "DOLLS MADE BY FELTING" to see pictures of "Momma and Poppa Gnome and their Twins".  In this class you will be given step-by-step printed directions and  92 pictures plus six videos to teach you how to make a Momma or/and a Poppa Gnome.  Once you can make these you can easily make the  baby gnomes too.
       For these creations I wove the background on my Harrisville peg loom and then needle felted the 3-D faces on top of the woven pieces.  Going across from left to right on the top row is Gedalya, Devorah, and Flora.  The second row from left to right has Yaakov Zev, Chaya Nessa Pearl and Hilda the Red Hat Lady.  Gedalya, Devorah, Yaakov Zev and Chaya Nessa Pearl are four of my grandchildren.  I used their real hair for these pieces.  Flora is named after my mom and Hilda was the name of my aunt.
"CALIFORNIA RAG DOLL AND HER NEEDLE FELTED BEAR"
"CALIFORNIA RAG DOLL AND HER NEEDLE FELTED BEAR".   I will be teaching this class on-line at http://ebearz.com.  The skirt for this all cloth doll was woven on a Harrisville Peg Loom using a special cutting technique .  Her bodice and arms are from the same fabric as the skirt.  Her legs, cuffs and belt are from a contrasting fabric.  Her face is needle sculpted and her hair is needle felted into her head.  Her teddy bear companions are needle felted using Romney fleece.