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.

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 . :) 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Belated post


First of all we would like to welcome our new members , Jackie Freyne and Cathy Park.
We are delighted to have them in our group and look forward to seeing their creative works.
We also sadly bid farewell to Jane. However we hope that our paths will cross again once she is settled in her new home .
Due to various reasons we have not been able to update our blog, however here are some pictures of creations by our members.



The plastic challenge doll made by Karen







Cathy with her beautiful fabrics for her quilt




Multi tasking going on here. Chatting and making dolls







The Geisha doll prototypes made by Sally to show hair made from differing mediums,




The suffragette fighting clear of the heavy Victorian quilt is made by Mavis the dollmaker extraordinaire she is called Cutting Loose. 



The blue lady with the IPhone  is called Pressing Buttons made also by Mavis. Both the dolls are being exhibited in the Wey Valley Workshop exhibition, “Threads of Meaning,” currently at Guildford House Gallery in Guildford, and will be there until Sunday 22nd May




 Ann's beautiful Geisha doll.