Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings.
July 20 - Needle Sculpting a Doll Face
August 17 - Doll Face Coloring,  Doll Hair, and Simple Doll Costuming
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy July Birthday Danielle, Nancy Jo, Nita, and Vicki!

June Meeting Minutes
Members present for the June meeting were Katie, Maggie, Ann R., Ann C., Mary, Kathryn, Ron, Julie G., Joan, Andrea, Nita, Jude and Julie W.

Show and Tell
Ann C. recently attended a Bead Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and shared many of the treasures she purchased while there.  We can't wait to see what you make with all these things, Ann!
Ann's Bead Show treasures

Nita showed a doll she made from a book titled  "Making Creative Cloth Dolls" written by Marthe Le Van.  How cute, Nita!  Nita also completed her cage doll with a fairy in the cage for our May challenge.  Great job, Nita!
Nita's Creative Cloth Doll
Nita's Cage Doll
Nita's Caged Fairy


Andrea shared creations from AFICC.  She took classes on transferring a face on to polymer clay taught by Layl McDill and a mixed media felted stump doll taught by Zaryana Bezu.
Andrea's AFICC Dolls

Kathryn brought an antique Pinocchio she had purchased which was very interesting.  She also took the class at AFICC on transferring a face on to polymer clay with Layl McDill., and also a class with Stephanie Novatski  on making a matchbook necklace .
Kathryn's Pinocchio

Kathryn's poly clay doll


Kathryn's matchbook necklace

Business 
Katie has worked hard setting us up on Facebook!  Look for us as :  Indy Cloth Dollmakers.
We encourage our members to help us post pictures of your creations.  They can be any of your dolls you have created yourself.
Members who were present voted on a charity to donate to for this year.  Hope Center Indy was chosen.  Their  mission is to transform the lives of women exiting sex trafficking by providing a Christ-centered approach to healing, self-sufficiency, and reintegration into the community.  We will have a table set up at our Annual  Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show in November where we will sell items made by our members with all proceeds going to Hope Center Indy.
Program
Andrea led our program on making cloth doll hands. She demonstrated turning those tiny fingers using tube turners.  Kathryn taught us how to turn them with needle and thread and Julie G. taught us how to turn them with a coffee stirrer, needle and thread.  They made it look so easy!   Andrea gave us an excellent "hand out" on needle sculpting doll hands.  
Andrea's artistry
Turning with Needle and Thread








Julie G. Demo

Success!










Next Meeting
Our next meeting is July 20th at the Irvington Library.  Our program will be needle sculpting your doll face.  Andrea has a special treat for us you won't want to miss!  You may bring stuffed heads, long needles, and thread to do your sculpting.  We will save coloring the faces for our August meeting.


Upcoming Challenges and Events
August 31 - September 1 - Class with Sue Odell
October 19 -  2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show

June Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   stuffed heads, long needles, and thread to do your sculpting
  •   Show and Tell






Saturday, June 8, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings.
June 15 - Hands, cage doll challenge due 
July 20 -Drawing and Sculpting a Doll Face
August 17 - Doll Hair and Simple Doll Costuming
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
June birthday wishes go out to Ron, Martha, and Dimple!  Have a great day!

May Meeting
There was no official May meeting as this day was our field trip to Cincinnati.  Members who attended were Julie G., Nita, Ann C., Sue, Julie W., Andrea, and Katie and her guest, sister Molly.  Sue and Virginia planned a wonderful day for us starting at the Padrino Italian Restaurant in Milford, Ohio.  Our food was excellent and a good choice for our group.  After eating we roamed the street around the restaurant.  There were some wonderful quaint shops that we enjoyed exploring and then took off for the first destination Fiber Optic Yarn.  This shop has more beautiful yarns than anyone can imagine.  Then we went to Loveland Quilt Studio.  None of us could resist their wonderful assortment of fabrics and left with our treasured fabrics. Perhaps we will see some of these fabrics in a future doll!  Some went on to stop at Sew-Ezy Sewing Studio which also had many great fabrics.  Beaded Bliss was on our list of stops, but by the time we got there they had closed for the day which means  we have reason to return to the Cincinnati area!  So much to see and do and not enough time! Thank you Sue and Virginia for putting a fabulous day together for us!

Next Meeting
Our next meeting is June 15 at 10:00 back at the Irvington Library.  We will continue on course with making hands for our Patti Culea dolls and see who may have had time to make a Cage Doll.  Bring some sewn hands, and we'll talk about them before we turn them.  Andrea has emailed a hand pattern to the membership that she feels works well and can be used to practice making hands.  If you have any tips, tricks, or tools that you like to use when making hands please share them with us at the meeting.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
June 15, 2019 -  Cage Doll challenge
August 31 - September 1 - Class with Sue O'Dell
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show

June Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Sewn, unturned doll hands
  •   Your tips and tricks and tools for turning little doll fingers
  •   Cage doll    



                                  

Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
May 18 - Cincinnati Road Trip
June 15 - Hands, cage doll challenge due 
July 20 -Drawing and Sculpting a Doll Face
August 17 - Doll Hair and Simple Doll Costuming
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
May Birthday Wishes go out to Janet and Virginia.  Hope the sun shines on you on your special day!

Meeting Minutes
Present at our April meeting were Ann C., Ann R., Denise, Andrea, Julie W., Jude, Julie G., Ron G., Katie, Elena, and Joan.

Elena started off Show and Tell with an angel wall doll made from paper mache'. She is fabulous, Elena!
Elena's Angel

Joan had just returned from a trip to Pakistan and showed us some wonderful hand work pieces she had brought back.

Andrea had been to a week long workshop at John C. Campbell Folk School at which she constructed not one but two kaleidoscopes.  Amazing workmanship, Andrea!

Katie has done a facebook page for our club.  Look for it at "Indy Cloth Dollmakers".  We will be posting pictures of dolls members have made, events and highlights of our club.  If you have a picture of a doll you would like posted, let one of the board members know and we will do that for you.
Andrea has requested suggestions for a local charity to support.  Please contact Andrea by the June meeting at which time we will vote for one.
Sue will be teaching at our fall workshop on August 31 and September 1.  Patterns will be available upon payment for the class.
Some members were going to AFICC and we are looking forward to see and hear what all they did.  Since our May meeting is a road trip we will have to wait until June to hear all about it.

Our April program was stuffing, closing openings, and jointing our Patti Culea dolls.  Andrea led us with some great techniques and samples.  She also gave us a handout on sizing of hands for our dolls.  Something to consider when we do hands at the June meeting.
Andrea's joint sample

Andrea's joint sample


Next Meeting
 Our next club meeting is May 18 on which day we will be making a road trip to Cincinnati.  There will be no show and tell or cage doll challenge that day, just eating and shopping!

Upcoming Challenges and Events
May 18, 2019 -  Road Trip to Cincinnati
June 15, 2019 -  Cage Doll challenge
August 31 - September 1 Class with Sue O'Dell
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show

May Meeting Checklist

  • Lunch money
  •  Shopping money