Monday, March 5, 2012

our Leslie Molen class dolls

So we just finished our weekend workshop with Leslie Molen, making her Chun Woo doll.  We had a ball, and as you can see, the dolls are all nearly finished!
Well, almost finished, except for the naked one!  But doesn't she have lovely proportions?  And look at the movement and subtle variety in the poses.  All these dolls are standing alone -- close to the wall but not leaning against it.
Leslie's dolls are the 3rd and 4th ones in the picture below.  I think it says a lot about her pattern and how well it went together that you cannot tell hers from ours right away.  Not to mention, how successfully she taught the techniques.
We spent one entire day just on the heads - needle-sculpting, making a cloth overlay, painting our own (teeny-tiny!) eyes, and then insetting the eyes into the head and coloring the face.
Our second day was assembling the dolls and dressing them.  The pre-work really paid off, and they just need minor finishing touches to be completely done.

Thank you, Leslie, for a wonderful doll-making weekend!


flyingbeader said...

so CUTE! I'm hoping Leslie makes it to Akron next month so I can have one of my own too

Fran said...

How fun. I know everyone had a blast. Fran

Nita Butler said...

It was a wonderful class! So much fun and all the dolls turned out so cute! Leslie is a fantastic teacher!

Pam R said...

Wow, what amazing dolls! Leslie is teaching Chun Woo in Akron, OH in April and after seeing your dolls, I am even more excited to take the class.

from Leslie said...

WOW! What a fun time we had and you all were so wonderful! Looking back at the photos, I miss you all, but am thankful for you all being such fantastic students.

PS- Looking forward to Akron!