I often mention my "lists" which include places to visit. quilts shows to see, museums not to miss, and foods I want to make. I also have the crafts and techniques I want to try list which included needle sculpting. So when I found out that Kathy Houser was teaching a workshop for our guild I convinced myself I would be over surgery in time to check needle-sculpting off my list...I was partly right.
Day of class. Paula isn't feeling well...I not sure...what the heck. After coffee and shower we both decide to try it. I'm glad we did. The space we have workshops in is very bright and large. Each student had their own large table to work on! Kathy is a very patient teacher. Only one of two of us had ever made a doll before so the techniques were new to us.
She had lots of example on hand for inspiration. One of the interesting things is how different each doll came out. My little Autumn sprite is already sitting on the mantle piece (though missing some clothing still...some well placed pumpkins did the trick for the phots shoot!) I think I will try a witch and a santa......
So today I am paying for dragging myself out but the good news is I successfully checked off a list and that is a good thing!