Primitive Folk Art Dolls
From the early Americana time period these dolls have a rough and simple look made from cloth, wool and very basic stitches, leftover buttons and lace, to produce an heirloom piece for children of all ages. A small doll will be made, with ideas and patterns for several more. If you have buttons or lace you would like to include, bring it along with just a pair of scissors and a kit will be provided to complete your project. The history will be discussed with examples to inspire you.
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art.
$105 members; $130 nonmembers
All class registrations will close 1 week prior to the event.