My first doll workshop was with Adele Sciortino,ODADA. http://www.adelesciortino.com/
The workshop was held by the Stitchin' Time Cloth Doll Club in Eugene, Oregon. We brought our cloth doll bodies made prior to class and each student bought tons of fabric and embellishments. The Stitchin' Time club brought baskets of fancy fabric to drool over and help plan our elegant dolls from. Adele had multiple stopping points for us to come up and see demonstrations of fun and new techniques. We spent 2 days on Dolls and one whole day on beading. We learned some basic beading skills and started to build on a cabochon pendant. The completed one was done by Adele Sciortino. My sister, Beverly Reinhart's is right on with her beginner pendant with the even beading. WOW!
Our workstations started out all neat and organized then went to a pure busy state. Dolls were everywhere. We made wonderful friends, laughed and cried from stories and discussions. I came home exhausted with my mind over flowing with learned skills, brewing ideas and a lonesome husband.
Bev and I traveled from Portland, Or to Eugene, Oregon to attend the class. The traveling students and teacher were hosted by the some of the students in the class. Our host family was the doll club's president, Leilani and her husband Ron. He seemed to have plenty of stuff to do while we were off to class then came home to sew on our dolls till midnight each night. Just like a bunch of teenage giggly girls. Oh and we learned that the president of this club rules not with a gavel but a loud squeaking frog!!
Our room mate, Cindy Urich, is building her dream house with plans to have specialty art seminars held there.
I can never thank Adele Sciortino and Jean Peeters the club organizer enough for this event. It was soooo much fun.
OH!! I had to come back and put my dolls away (for awhile) and cook dinner and vacuum.!