The purpose of the IOLCC is to share the joy of doll making and collecting and to bring this enjoyment to the community through exhibits, workshops and other programs.
Contact person Debra Lee Tomcik: www.debralea.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If she is not available, try emailing Carrie at email@example.com or phoning her at 858-335-0614
Welcome Diane Shine, former member who has moved back to Escondido.
Next meeting: Sandy Feingold has offered her home for the August meeting, in Carlsbad. So southern members don’t have to drive so far at night, the meeting is changed to Sunday, August 28th, at 2 p.m. Program will be about doll heads – 2 piece, 3 piece, 4 piece, 5 piece ----with or without a center seam, polymer, gourd, whatever you make doll heads out of. Anyone carve apple heads or corn husk? This continues our meetings on making dolls. Last year we had programs on selecting patterns of different body types, choosing fabrics, cutting, sewing, stuffing and jointing. This year we’ve done polymer faces with Deb Tomcik, soft sculpting with Shelley and Gloria. Several members have suggested now we learn about different ways to do features, hair and hats. So for this August meeting bring all the heads you have, and tell us how you made them.
Directions for Sandy’s:
From the south: Take Rt. 5 north, exit Pointsettia east. Left at first light onto Paseo del Norte. Right on Camino del las Ondas, left on Barberry Pl.
From the north: Take Rt. 5 south, exit Palomar Airport Rd, go east, right at light onto Paseo del Norte. Left on Camino de las Ondas, left on Barberry Pl. Sandy's is second house on the left: 6743 Barberry Pl.
Directions for Sandy’s:
From the south: Take Rt. 5 north, exit Pointsettia east. Left at first light onto Paseo del Norte.
Right on Camino del las Ondas, left on Barberry Pl.
From the north: Take Rt. 5 south, exit Palomar Airport Rd, go east, right at light onto
Paseo del Norte. Left on Camino de las Ondas, left on Barberry Pl. Sandy's is second house
on the left: 6743 Barberry Pl.
We had two great workshops this summer. Shelley Hawkey taught us her method of face sculpting
and painting her adorable “bugs”, at her home July 23rd. For those who missed this, Shelley’s
Next Meeting: June 28th, 2871 Brant St., San Diego
Welcome two new members: Dena Hornberger and Stephanie Meyer
We thank Patty Smith for hosting the May meeting in her home. It was an interesting and fun experience.
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 28th at Joann Dossett’s house -- 2871 Brant St., San Diego, 6:30-9p.m.
(619-299-4115). She will be showing the DVD “Needle Model a Pretty Face” by Gloria Winer. This will be a chance to preview (and work along, if you wish) making the head for her “High Priestess” workshop in August. For those not attending the workshop, it will be educational, too. Gloria has a unique, 2-layer method of needle-sculpting that makes a very realistic face. The inner head is solid, the outer layer is stretch fabric and you stuff between the layers to get the contours, and then stitch them in place. This DVD is almost 5 hours long and we won’t see it all, but, please, come on time so we can see a lot of it.
July’s meeting will be on Saturday, July 23rd, at 2 p.m. Shelley Hawkey will host us at her home – 1718 Outer Drive, El Cajon. Shelley will lead us through the way she needle-sculpts a face. Shelley has a new book out: Beautiful Bugs.
Shelley will have kits made up for us, so we can work along with her. These will be $10 and include a fully sewn unstuffed doll head, sculpting thread and needles, and pens for coloring the faces. (Bring light and dark watercolor pencils in blue, brown or green for coloring the eyes) She can seat 12 up close, as a workshop, but others may attend and watch. Shelley will have her books, and patterns for sale there, too.
There are still a few openings in Gloria Winer’s workshop on August 5-7. This is 3 days of
intensive learning. See the flyer for details and photos. She won’t be on the West Coast
again soon, and this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Members pay only $150 plus $30
for the kit (or $15 for the pattern and instructions, bring your own materials and tools)