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ALL ABOUT

The Doll Design Workshop

The Doll Design Workshop is a comprehensive online course for designing and creating your own beautifully unique heirloom doll.  I will take you through each step from building an idea and style, using an intuitive approach to design and creation, and creating a gorgeous, unique handcrafted doll design.

Whether you want to design one special doll or create a whole range to sell as a designer item or a sewing pattern, this is the very best place to start.

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Before I tell you all about the workshop, let's talk about who this is designed for...

Whether you're...

A maker who wants to create a special one-off doll for yourself or a loved one and be part of a fun online community and a course packed full of resources and guides

An enthusiastic beginner with a basic knowledge of your sewing machine and you want to learn all of the essential aspects of dollmaking and improve your sewing skills along the way.

A more experienced sewist who has perhaps made dolls from other patterns and now it’s time for you to create something truly unique that reflects your style.  Maybe this next step will help you take that leap that you have thought about, towards selling some of your own creations.

A dollmaker who licenses doll patterns from another maker to make and sell but wants to move towards having their own, distinctive, recognisable style of dolls.

 

YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

and I am going to show you how the Doll Design Workshop will give you the inspiration, tools, support and guidance to create a doll design you can be truly proud of.

By the end of the workshop

you will have...

Gathered inspiration for your doll and created a design plan that truly reflects your style ... instead of being stuck in that comparison trap of looking at other doll makers work and wishing you had their design!

An excellent understanding of (and continued access to) many doll-making techniques, tips and tricks as well as a good knowledge of materials and tools required to make your doll 

An efficient doll-making system as well as a pattern to enable you to recreate your doll (or new doll designs!) as often as you like!

A beautiful, unique doll design that you can be truly proud to say that YOU created.

A new-found confidence in your abilities as a dollmaker.

Services

What past attendees have to say about the
Doll Design Workshop

"I loved it. The creative side was particularly helpful and fun. I liked that I could work through the teaching lessons at my own pace and when it fitted around work and the kids". 

"The course was so easy and fun, it definitely exceeded expectations."

"I really enjoyed the creative process. It was different than I expected because as a TRUE beginner, I could do it! This gave me confidence, and I liked that I could pause and watch and do it at my own pace. I loved that there was the Facebook group to assist and to motivate, inspire, and share my work with!"

Melanie

The Doll Design Workshop was a joy from start to finish! I really enjoyed your calm, mindful and creative way of teaching. The workshop is great for visual learners like me, with videos to go at your own pace and re-watch a step if you need to. It was more than I expected and great value for money.

Ronda

Tracey

Brenda

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Service Two

Jelly-o biscuit lemon drops candy canes caramels shortbread soufflé cookie.

 

Tiramisu sweet liquorice gummies icing shortbread biscuit. Gummi bears halvah sweet dragée lollipop candy pie pie. Chocolate pastry dragée chocolate oat cake cake icing.

including:

  • Sweet chocolate bar liquorice brownie cheesecake apple pie.

  • Jujubes lollipop halvah cheesecake marshmallow.

  • Soufflé pie powder tiramisu cookie sweet gingerbread candy.

$200

INVESTMENT:

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Join today!

Sign up today to have full, lifetime access to the doll design workshop.  Whether you want to design one doll as a special gift or keepsake for yourself or a whole collection to sell or make patterns from, the time to do it it now!

This creative, intuition-led step-by-step framework will make sure you have everything you need to imagine, design and create a gorgeous heirloom doll...

including:

  • Lifetime access to the extensive course contents

  • Flexibility to make many different types of cloth dolls

  • Over 7 hours of video tutorials to pick and choose from including exercises in inspiration and design, doll construction and body shapes, choosing materials, hair addition, facial features, clothing design and much more

SIGN ME UP!

£125

INVESTMENT:

When you sign up, here's what's included:

LIFETIME ACCESS TO:

A comprehensive, creative step by step workshop so that you can create a beautiful

and unique doll design

A collection of tutorials detailing various aspects of doll design, such as different methods of making doll legs, adding facial details and hair, shoes, clothing etc.  When new tutorials are added in the future you will also have access to these too.

Printable worksheets to guide you and keep track of your process

Extra bonuses, including the Celia Spoon Pattern and shoe workshop

Access to the Doll Maker Facebook group, a community of like-minded makers

EXTRA BONUSES

Access to our Facebook Community

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A community of like-minded creative people is waiting for you!  Sharing with and supporting each other can make all the difference.  In this group we will answer questions, share resources and so on. 

Lucy will also be available regularly to answer questions and host some live sessions.

Shoe Workshop

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This extra bonus is  a guide to creating shoes for heirloom dolls in three different styles (including the ones shown!)

I am going to let you in on my secrets to creating these delightful little extras for your doll, as well as fabric slipper-boots and ballet style shoes. I will of course show you how you can adapt the sizing for your own doll.

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Celia Spoon Pattern

Throughout the workshop, I show you aspects of my design process in making this doll, "Celia Spoon".

Celia is only available as a pattern for my Doll Design Workshop Students as a bonus gift.  You can use the pattern as a practice doll, or save it for another time.

FAQ's

What type of doll will I be making?

You will be making a unique doll to a design YOU have created.  This course is NOT designed to show you how to make any branded type of doll or any particular method like Waldorf, Traditional Teddy Bear or BJD etc.  The doll will be a fabric doll/ rag doll/ cloth doll style.  You might work on creating an animal style doll or a more traditional 'human' style doll.

I'm not too great at drawing!  Does it matter?

I get asked this a lot! The truth is it really doesn't have a huge effect on designing a doll.  I will show you how to construct a doll pattern using simple shapes and outlines.  I will even give you a collection of pre-drawn shapes for you to use or adapt as you like.  You absolutely do not need to be skilled at drawing to design your own doll or to fully enjoy this workshop!

I'm quite new to sewing, do you really think i have the skill to do this?

YES!  As long as you have a basic understanding of using your sewing machine, you absolutely CAN do this.  Your doll design can be as simple (or as complex) as you like.

What tools and materials will I need?

You will receive a full list of suggested materials but here is a brief outline:

 

A sewing machine. Thread.  Fabric (I recommend starting out with some calico/ cotton canvas fabric or similar as you practise your doll making).   Stuffing.  Fabric Scissors.  Doll or embroidery needle. Turning Tool (I will show you how to improvise if you do not have this) Paper.  Pencil/ Pen. Paper Scissors.

I’m not interested in selling dolls, I just want to create a special one-off doll for myself or a loved one, is the course suitable for me?

Yes! This course is perfect for you.  You may love the process so much that you make more dolls in future or you may just make one special doll and that’s perfect too.  Lesson one will help you to plan a doll with intention, to really focus on WHO you are making it for.  This is not just doll-making for it’s own sake, this course will help you create something with meaning and love.

Can I use my doll design to sell dolls in future?

Of course!  It’s your doll design! You made it yourself and you can do anything you like with it. 

How long will it take me to make my doll?

You have lifetime access to the information in this workshop and so you can follow along with the course at a pace that suits you and your schedule.

There really is no time-limit set. If you did want to complete the course in a week or two or over a longer period, it's up to you!.  If you worked through the course efficiently and at a level that suits your skill, I estimate you could have a completed doll after investing 5-10 hours of your time.

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Yes you can!

This course is something I am so incredibly proud of.  I have taken every step and tip I have learned over time and condensed it, taken out all the headaches and fiddly bits and packaged it up to make doll design accessible to everyone!

 

I am passionate about sharing the message that creating a beautiful, creative business that works around you is absolutely possible and within your reach.  Crafting a gorgeous heirloom doll is just a few fun, creative steps away.  This is the place to start.  

I am so excited for you to start this new creative journey

Lucy x

give yourself the gift of creativity...

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SIGN UP TODAY

Sign up today to have full, lifetime access to the doll design workshop.  Whether you want to design one doll as a special gift or keepsake for yourself or a whole collection to sell or make patterns from, the time to do it it now!

This creative, intuition-led step-by-step framework will make sure you have everything you need to imagine, design and create a gorgeous heirloom doll...

including:

  • Lifetime access to the extensive course contents

  • Flexibility to make many different types of cloth dolls

  • Over 7 hours of video tutorials to pick and choose from including exercises in inspiration and design, doll construction and body shapes, choosing materials, hair addition, facial features, clothing design and much more

SIGN ME UP!

£125

INVESTMENT:

it's time for your creativity to blossom

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