Sunday, November 10, 2019

November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings.
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 21 - Annual Christmas Party

Member Birthday
  Happy Birthday wishes go out to Maggie and Edie this month of November.  

October Meeting Minutes
Fourteen members were present for the October meeting:  Ann C., Sandy, Vicki, Maggie, Martha, Katie, Jude, Julie W., Nita, Kathryn, Ron, Julie G., Joan, and Andrea.

Show and Tell
Joan shared items that could go on our charity table at the Holiday Art Fair and Art Doll Show:  a travel tray, lanyards, and a thread cutter.  She also brought brochures that can be handed out for our charity Hope Center Indy.
Joan's charity items


Julie G. showed her Ragamuffin doll she made in a class with Shelley Thornton at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  Julie learned how to make a rag wig and distress fabrics as well as other techniques.
Julie G.'s Ragamuffin

Andrea also attended the Ragamuffin Doll class.

Nita made a doll from Patti Culea's Radical Rachel pattern and also made a turkey.
Nita's Radical Rachel and Turkey

Martha showed us her cute dressed muslin doll  she made for the Charity table.  Well done, Martha!
Martha's charity doll

Several members created dolls for the International/Ethnic Doll Challenge.  They will be on display at the Holiday Art Fair and Art Doll Show.  Attendees to the Show will be able to vote for their favorite doll in the Challenge and the winner will be revealed at the end of the day.

While our our guest judge, Carol Marlin, was judging the Challenge Dolls, the business portion of our meeting was conducted. Plans for the Show and Sale were discussed.  Members will be setting up their tables Friday, November 22 from 2:30-5:00.  Donations for the charity table should be brought to the November 16th meeting so they can can get priced and tagged.  Thank you to Janet for bringing in the neat zipper pouches for the charity table.  We will have tables set up with dolls that have been made during this past year including the Patti Culea challenge dolls, Margot class dolls, owls, and AFICC class dolls.  All dolls for display should be tagged with the maker's name, doll's name and pattern maker or indicate if the pattern is an original by the maker.

International/Ethnic Challenge Dolls can still be entered for the Peoples' choice award. Please let Andrea know by November 21 if you are entering a doll.

Our spring 2020 doll making class will be taught by Kathryn Walmsley.  She will be teaching her "Triplets" either sitting or standing with wire armature.  We are also planning a fall 2020 class.  Our committee is in process of choosing an instructor for that class.

Kathryn's Triplets

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is November 16.  We will be revealing our Patti Culea dolls that members have been working on since the first of the year.  Items for the charity table will begin to be collected.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Nov. 23 - Holiday Art Fair and Art Doll Show 9:00-4:00

November Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell
  •   Patti Culea doll
  •   Items for charity table



If anyone has questions about our doll club or would like to contact us, please email our club at Indyclothdollmakers@yahoo.com.













Saturday, October 12, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 21 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy October  birthday to our one and only birthday member this month, Barbara!

September Meeting Minutes
Members present in September were Cindy, Leslie, Virginia, Sue, Vicki, Maggie, Katie, Nita, Julie W., Joan, Jude, and Elena.  Some members were absent as they were attending classes at John C. Campbell Folk School.  We are looking forward to seeing them at the October meeting to hear all about their experiences.

Show and Tell
Julie W. finished her Margot doll from Sue's Labor Day weekend class!
Julie W.'s Margot
Jude had not finished hers, but brought it to share and see how much she had done.  Great colors and fabric, Jude!
Jude's in progress Margot
Katie had made a Santa for the November Show and Sale Charity table as well as a hedge hog pin cushion for the Charity table.
Katie's Santa
Katie's hedge hog pincusion

 Elena made a really cute rag doll and a terrific caricature jester head made with hair from a human wig.
Elena's Rag Doll

Elena's caricature head












Nita made a beautiful angel, a sweet heart wall hanging and a neat eye glass case.
Nita's angel, heart, and eyeglass case
Joan shared that she is working on her Margot doll.  Keep working, Joan, we know you will get it finished and we're looking forward to seeing her!

Old Business
The charity table for our Show and Sale was discussed.  We plan to have brochures about Hope Center Indy.  Items will be made by our members and all proceeds will go to Hope Center Indy.  Several members are dressing their blank muslin dollies that were passed out at an earlier meeting and these will be for sale on the charity table.  Katie is working on getting a new  yard sign for the sale.  Maggie will continue to collect for people signing up for a sale table.  Cost per table/half table is $15.00 payable to our treasurer, Jude. 
After the business meeting, Virginia, Katie, and Sue presented our program about putting hair on your doll.  Virginia demonstrated needle felting hair with yarn and talked about other fibers that could be needle felted.  Katie showed how to weft hair and apply it, Sue demonstrated how to make a wig cap and cut Tibetan lamb hair for a wig.  Great job ladies!  Very informative!
Virginia giving demo

Virginia's yarn felting














  
Katie's wefting
Sue's demo
Sue's demo

Our next meeting is Saturday, October 19 at the Irvington Library at 10:00 a.m.  Our International/Ethnic challenge doll is due for judging. This doll will be a character wearing a national costume, international attire, or a personal interpretation of ethnic clothing.   A guest judge will judge the dolls in a separate room while we have the regular meeting.  Results of the judging will be revealed at the November Show and Sale.  If you do not bring your doll for judging at the October meeting, you may still bring it to the Show and Sale to be entered in the Peoples' choice voting.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
October 19 -  2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16, 2019 - Patti Culea reveal
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show

October Meeting Checklist

  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell
  •   Payment for Show and Sale table
  •   Your Challenge Doll




Sunday, September 15, 2019

Septermber 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter


Upcoming Meetings.
September 21 - Putting Hair on Your Doll
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 21 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Mary, Kathryn, and Denise are celebrating birthdays this September.  Hope your days are fun and happy!

Meeting Minutes
Eleven members and one guest attended the August meeting:  Kathryn, Julie G., Sue, Virginia, Jude, Ann R., Cindy, Julie W., Katie, Ann C., Joan, and guest Robbie.

Show and Tell
Sue and Virginia proudly shared their Ohio State Fair award winning dolls.  Among them were Sue's Lady Elspeth (pattern by Barbara Schoenoff), her "Dot" (an original design), a Victorian Doll from a pattern by Arley Berryhill and also her Mystical Mermaid from her attendance at ODACA made by Charlie Patricolo.
Virginia and Sue's award winning dolls

Sue's Mystical Mermaid 
by Charlie Patricolo

Virginia received a BLUE ribbon at the Ohio State Fair for her "January Doll" from a pattern by Barbara Schoenoff!  Congratulations Virginia!  Her Frog doll was judged the BEST IN SHOW!  Also she shared  a doll made in a class with Christine Shively and a witch from a pattern by Patti Culea.  Great work, Virginia!
Virginia's January Doll, Witch, and
Christine Shively doll 
Virginia's Frog

It has been decided we will exchange angels at our annual Christmas party for those who want to participate.

Our program this meeting was on coloring a cloth doll face based on a video by Patti Culea titled "Cloth Doll Making" available to purchase online at Dollmaker's Journey.  Her video is extremely well done and very helpful on many aspects of making a cloth doll.

Next Meeting  
Our next club meeting is September 21.  Payments for Show and Sale tables ($15 per person) are due at the September meeting.  Maggie will be taking the payments.  The program will be about how to put hair on your doll and finishing techniques. Techniques such as wefting, felting, and use of Tibetan Lambs hair will be shown. This will complete our doll making series and completed dolls will be presented at our November meeting.

Upcoming Challenges and Events

October 19 -  2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show

August Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell
  •   Payment for Show and Sale table