Monday, September 4, 2017

Spring at Gumnut Dollies

Gumnut Dollies on 9 September  2017 will be celebrating Spring by creating some little flower dolls. This activity will be led by Marg who has organised some materials for you to use. Please bring your sewing kit, some craft glue, and perhaps some imitation flowers if you happen to have some in your stash. These would be great as pin dolls, or for children's party favours or just as a little gift for someone special. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Doll Challenge 2017

Our challenge to Gumnut Dollies Newcastle members and friends is to create a doll, inspired by May Gibbs' stories. The doll may be any size, any medium and created in time for the August meeting - 12 August 2017. In February, a group of us had a wonderful excursion to the May Gibbs exhibition at the State Library in Sydney ...


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Do "faces" scare you?

 If beginning doll makers voted what "scared" them the most, the overwhelming answer is the "face"! At our last meeting on 8 October, we went back to basics and drew and coloured some cloth doll faces - a great exercise for new and more experienced doll makers alike. 

There is nothing like practice to improve one's face drawing techniques, but here is an introduction to a video by renowned doll maker Patti Culea. This video and Patti's books are highly recommended by Gumnut Dollies Newcastle.