Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fun with Jill Maas heads

What spirited fun we had at Hello Dollies in Newcastle on 18 April. We made Noeline, a Jill Maas pin doll , using Jill's needle scuplting technique. While we had instructions printed, we were led and guided through the process. - thanks Fay! Even for those who had needle sculpted faces before, this was new learning, resulting in such unique personalities depicted in the faces. After a short break, with a really great show and tell of previous months' patterns , a few Mrs Chalumeau dolls, and other creative beautiful dolls, quilts, beading and embroidery, we had a "lucky dip" of paper bags filled with interesting embellishments for our doll heads. It was such great fun to open a mystery bag and decorate and finish the little Noeline heads with newly acquired "hair", beads, buttons and bows ... It also challenged us to use bits and pieces we might not have chosen for ourselves. Thanks to all who contributed bags of stuff from their personal stashes.

A message for Sydney Dollies - remember to bring a paper bag of bits and pieces to swap . This is too much fun to miss out on. I am sure you will enjoy making your Noelines as much as we did in Newcastle. We all went home happy and brimming with ideas ... and of course inspired to make this month's pattern by our Dolly friend Marilyn Halcomb.


Judith said...

These look absolutely gorgeous! What fun you girls must have had.Great to get stimulating teachers to come to your club.

Kathleen said...

Yes! It was a fabulous fun day creating Jill's pattern!

Now to start Amber :-)