We are a group of cloth doll makers who meet once a month in Farnborough, Hampshire. There is a range of abilities, but we are all enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills, as well as practice old ones. It's a very friendly and low key environment in which to learn and craft, and while we do that we drink tea, eat donuts and discuss a wide range of topics.

Friday, 28 July 2017

June 2017 meeting

Last month's meeting was well attended. Theresa showed how to make her lovely paper flowers



Ann showed her DIP the challenge doll.

Shashi completed her challenge doll . She made the clothing out of gift wrapping paper for the doll.


Cathy was working on her black and white quilt 

Ann brought her dolls that were made in a class. 


Maureen making a Barbara Willis doll

Jaqui making Ann's kit doll



Sally's buttons and bows doll.



I am extremely sorry about the poor quality of the last two pictures. For some reason they refused to come out in their pretty colours.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Our members projects

These are some dolls that were in display in the Farnham quilt show


 



Below are Karen's wonderful geishas 
 

A little felted bird by Ann. Isn't he sweet .


Doll shoes made by Ann taught by Sally
 

Ann's Challenge doll in progress. A sewn body parts were given by Shashi and the challenge is to make up the doll and embellish it. Will be interesting to see what everyone does with it. Ann's doll is looking already gorgeous.

 

Mavis's wall hanging. She has incorporated a tiny doll to the theme

A cute quilt block by Cathy.
 



Monday, 23 January 2017

Christmas meeting

Happy New Year to all. It's a bit late but we were having problems uploading the images onto the blogs hence the delay. Hope it will be ok now.
The Christmas meeting was well attended. There was plenty of food and a good time was had by all. There were plenty of doll's on display.
Karen's full size geishas, Mavis's Cat and Mouse drew a lot of attention. Ann brought in her stump doll in progress which she hopes to make a pattern and release it this year. Margaret brought in her sweet little fairies and angels. 
 
  
 
   
 


Monday, 5 September 2016

August 2016 meeting

Being the holiday season our August meeting was rather thinly attended. However there were still some lovely displays by those who attended.
The geisha dolls were made by Maureen. She reduced the larger size pattern that Karen sent us and made these. They look lovely and we all thought that the smaller size really works well.

This beautiful Spanish lady was created by Maureen in Ray Slater's class

This lovely colourful dragon was made by Jenny. All the colours co-ordinate beautifully.

This is Karen's blond doll. She has beautiful tresses.
Mavis as always was making some fun figures. This is a cute mouse/rat she made. Reminds me of a mouse that once walked into my kitchen and gave me a scare 😀
 
This a fun looking cat she is working on. Both the figures are made in felt.

This is a fun wall hanging doll made by Shashi 


Like many of our multi talented ladies Ann Sanders's is a multi talented lady too.  Among many of her talents beading is one of them. This is a needle case and some beautiful bracelets that she has made







Wednesday, 6 July 2016

June 2016 meeting

The meeting was well attended. We had a wonderful time together and saw some wonderful creations made by the members.  Here are the beautiful creations

Mavis's donut isn't he amazing

Mavis's crochet doll

Karen's plastic dolls. They are lovely so creatively done.


Anne's beautiful geisha doll

Shashi's exotic enchanted bird doll

Shashi's silk and lace doll.

Margaret's very cute bunnies with very cute costuming

Sally's Jack Frost made with plastic and filled with shiny bits which really make it look like frost. Cool idea.

Sally's embroidered fan. So exquisitely embroidered.

Cathy laying out her beautiful quilt blocks

We also had Anne, Judith, and Joan bring some lovely goodies to take home.

Joan brought in this almost life size doll which was hilarious. And Karen trying to make her dance her last dance before she was sent away to the nether lands . :)