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

Suellen Odell's Margot Class

Suellen Odell's Margot Class

Labor Day weekend some of the Indy Cloth Dollmakers got together at the Irvington Library to make Sue's Margot doll.  She is a beautiful doll who sits on her custom made divan.  Sue taught us how to do some body shaping and face sculpting.  We learned how to make her bloomers, corset, partlet (which we learned was a sleeveless garment worn over the neck and shoulders, or to fill in a low neckline), a ruff( which is a projecting frill worn around the neck) and slippers.

This class was great fun.  Sue is a fabulous teacher willing to share her doll making knowledge with all of us while having fun doing it!  Thank you, Sue!!!

Watch for future blogs featuring our finished Margots!