All measurements are of resin frame with out the padding

Resin frame height   25.5 cm  (10’’)     length   35 cm  (13 3/4’’)

Resin frame width   13.5 cm     ( 5 1/4’’ )  frame seat height  10 .5 cm  (4 1/4’’

Height with seat  13 cm (5 1/4’’)      Resin arm height  18 cm  (7 1/2‘’)

     Over all Height  40.5cm    (16’’

Table to Frame top  22 cm  (8.5’’)

   Floor toTable Height 18.5 cm   (71/4’’

Side Width  20 cm  - ( 8’’)


Height resin frame only

11 cm     (4 1/4’’)

Width12.5 cm    (4 3/4’’)

Depth  8.5 cm    (3 1/4’’)

Height resin frame only

12.5 cm     (5’’)

Height with seat

15 cm  (6’’)

Width18.5 cm    (7 1/4’’)

Depth  12.5 cm   (5’’)

Decorative support

18.5 cm    (7 1/4’’)

Height      30 cm   (12’’)

Width         13 cm  (5’’)

Depth         13 cm  (5 ‘’)

Arm height  18 cm  (7’’)

Seat frame height  

10 cm  (4 /14’’)

Seat height

12.5 cm   (5 1/4’’)


Height  50 cm   (19.5’’)

Width   37 cm    (14.5’’)



French Rococo Dressing Table

Styled for 11to12’‘Fashion Doll


Students will complete a 13 x 6” French Rococo dressing table with wing mirrors made in resin. Catherine has scaled the dressing table to complemet a 11-12”  Fashion doll. In class you will learn paint antiquing techniques, apply decal and hand craft miniature tassels. You will complete the table by attaching the wing mirrors with brass hinges.

Students will need to bring, one ½” and one fine paint brush,

fine sewing needle and sharp scissors.

Time allowed  5 hours       

Cost  $145.00

Dressing Table, displayed with Screen and Stool

From the nursery toy cupboard comes the Ring Masters top hat, Victorian Harlequin clown and Tumbles the circus monkey. Catherine will share her skills in millenary with each student completing the ring masters pre blocked felt top hat, decorate it with a colourful circus hat band and progress on to assembling  filling and dressing the pre stitched Harlequin clown rag doll. The Harlequin is dressed in a printed silk gown, organza ruffles and  to complete her ensemble a bi-con hat.


Included in the class Tumbles the monkey his fez and bunting, come as a kit to complete at the students leisure, with skills learnt in class.


Top Hat head circumference 14.5 cm

Pre-stitched Harlequin Rag Doll  Length - 8 cm

Tumbles The Monkey Kit and Fez   Length - 8cm

Silk Bunting  45 cm string   2 Display poles  13 cm Tall

Small box will be provided for the top hat & dolls journey home.

Duration:   3 hours    Cost $98.

Date

Location

Floral Embellishments

With Catherine Mather

One-Day Class


Description

From a delicately wired fairy halo to the floral cascade of a brides bouquet, floral embellishments add that spot of interest to any figurative work. In this class learn to cut, shape and assemble a range of different style and size flowers and greenery. Working with silk, velvet and vellum assemble and wire briar roses, pansies, orange blossom flowers and greenery. Shaping and detailing as well as adapting flower patterns to make your own unique blooms.

Class level

Beginner, Intermediate.



     

Pattern Making Essentials.

With CatherinMather

Two-Day Class


Description

The focus of the class will be to translate a sketch into a flat pattern, then into a three-dimensional paper pattern ready for fitting on to figurative doll With the diversity of doll styles, students are encouraged to bring their own doll to work on, ensuring a perfect fit. I will be teaching both the French style of draping and traditional pattern making, with techniques that manipulate the bodice, sleeve and skirts enabling many variations that cross both historical eras and fantasy designs.

Class Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. No experience needed.







Can’t make it to one of our

workshop locations listed below, join our Online class.

How does it work?

Your kit with all its components will be posted to you, along with a link to our online tutorial & contact email. The tutorial is very detailed with step by step  photos and written instructions for every piece of the glitter village, that’s the advantage of on line lots of images.

     If the internet is not your thing and you would

prefer to have a printed instruction sheet

yes we can do that too!




With Catherine & Merle Mather


            Classes run

July ~ December 2016


Workshop Includes


The class includes 3 different style houses and one church, pre cut from card stock.

1 painted table with pre assembled L.E.D lighting (for houses and church), 3 Christmas Carollers,

decorative fencing, assorted Christmas trees

and coloured glitters, trims and micro beads.


Students will assemble the little pre cut houses and church, add window panes and decorate with assorted glitters. Then dress the trees with glitter, micro beads and mini diamanté.  Arranging the beautifully decorated little houses on the table is the final part of the class, then sit back and turn the lights on!


  

Glitter Village Workshop Price     

                $120.00 + postage

Workshop Date & Time


Location    31 Hurt Pde Unanderra

                                N.S.W 2526     

                       Ph/Fax 0242713302     

          

If you are interested in  holding a Glitter Village workshop at your studio  contact  Catherine  for dates and details at

[email protected]


Table Height   2¾’’~ 7 cm

Table Length  3¼’’ ~ 8.5cm

Table top to church steeple 2¾ ‘’~ 7cm

Christmas Village is displayed on a 1 /12 scale doll house table, include in workshop

Print and Dye Techniques

for

Miniature Fabrics

Catherine with share tips and tricks for mixing a range of readerly available dye products, achieving antique colours for dress fabrics and home furnishings. Learn how to inkjet print and hand dye fabric and flocked paper, ribbon and braid suitable for costuming, curtains, furnishing and floor rugs. Colours and patterns for different eras will be available to coordinate.

Included in the workshop:

A5 Binder notebook for adding samples and recipes during class, and 10cm Colour wheel.

Samples include silk and cotton fabric, braid, silk ribbon, feathers, flocked paper, decal paper

Techniques taught acid dyeing, instant set dye, ink jet printing mix media,

All fabrics, dyeing equipment provided


Students will need to bring small sharp scissors, glue stick ( archival), pencil, ruler and plastic apron.


Antique Style Victorian Rag Doll

The printed cotton rag doll comes pre stitched and ready to

complete for dressing. Student will dress their little  doll in

Victorian attire, pantalets,  bonnet and gown.

Finished doll is 8.5cm - 3½’’

Class includes pattern and written instructions

 


Price $25.00

You will need to bring small sharp scissors, needles and pins. 



Seat are Limited

Book Now

Ph 02 42713302

[email protected]


Orange Blossom Delight

Elegant 1880‘s circuit Parisian Silk Velvet Bonnet Orange blossom spray, Hatbox & Display Box

Students will need to bring along:

Sewing needles and pins, ivory sewing thread, tacky white glue (aleene’s), clear craft glue stick, small sharp scissors, small ruler, fine ball styles, 2’’ square of old mouse pad for shaping flowers small pair pliers.

All materials to complete this workshop are provided in class,

including the use of bonnet block for the length of the class

This elegant bonnet worked over a millenary block proved, will enable students to create a fashionable 1880’s circuit Parisian silk velvet bonnet. The bonnet is pre blocked in wool felt giving a strong form to apply the velvet and lining of ruched silk tulle.

Then learn the secrets of hand crafting antique style orange blossom sprays to decorate the bonnet, with additional sprays for an evening gown hem, waist and décolletage. Keep your bonnet and flower garlands safe with a pre assembled hat box and display box, ready to complete with papers and trims. Bonnet size 5½ head circumference.

Art Deco Millinery

With Catherine Mather

Full Day Class


Description

Students will learn millinery skills needed

to create two different styled Art Deco

era cloche hats. Using a provided cloche

hat block, learn traditional millinery

techniques, include shaping and blocking woven textiles, hand stitching millinery braid and creating silk and velvet flowers embellishments.


Class Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Must have basic hand sewing skills


Class Fees


What will students take away?

Students will take away two completed

cloche hats sized for a 18’’ figure. The techniques taught will enabling students to be confident creating a diverse variety of hat shapes and styles in the future.


Teacher provides:

Millinery block to work on, wire,

millinery needles and thread,selection of fabrics  flowers and trims.



Teacher will collect payment during class.

Students must bring Small sharp scissors, fine wire cutters, clear glue, white craft glue, spray atomizer hair dryer.

Class Size

Minimum 5, Maximum 10.

The Art of Shoemaking

With Catherine Mather


Full Day Class

Description

Students will learn all the techniques needed

to create a beautiful pair of hand made, leather

Art Deco era evening shoes.

Starting with constructing a last to work their

shoes on, drafting a pattern, cutting and shaping the leather uppers, and hand modeling  

hour glass heels and shoe soles.

Shoes are sized at 2inch in length


Class Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

No experience needed.



What will students take away?

Students will take away a completed pair of

leather shoe for a 18’’ doll, along with a set

of shoe lasts The techniques taught will enabling  students to scale up or down, creating shoes in a wide range of sizes and textiles.


Teacher provides:

Set of porcelain doll feet to take home,

leather, modeling resin, beads and trims


Students must bring

Small sharp scissors, 6 inch metal ruler, craft knifeleather glue, fabric glue, soft lead pencil, rubber.


Class Size

Minimum 5, Maximum 10.

“Here comes the  Bride”


Delicately wired paper flowers and greenery cascade from this vintage style bouquet, designed to drape over the arm of a 1920's bride. Each student will assembly pre cut flowers and greenery, learn how to wire and shape orange blossom sprays, adding  details of pearl and silk ribbon trails to the bouquet. To complete the bridal theme a matching halo of orange blossom, pearl and silk ribbons will be made and displayed in a vintage style display box.


Students will need to bring a long small sharp scissors, clear craft glue, Aleens tacky glue, small ball styles, mouse mat for shaping flowers on and fine wire cutters.


Designed for a 17"- 42cm Lady doll


Workshop includes, all materials and a small box to carry your bouquet and head dress home.


Price $ 85.00


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Sugar and Spice

& all Things Nice

Nursery Wardrobe 1-12th Scale

Ready for a new arrival this 1/12th scale pre cut wardrobe will be assembled in class, painted then decorated with nursery figures. Once lined in pink gingham check,

fabric for the door panels and matching paper for internal shelfs,students will create a fabric

organizer for the door, ready to be filled with baby essentials. Baby blankets, sheets and wraps prettily decorated and trimmed in class with silk bows and ribbon will then be nestled along side a set of storage boxes also to completed. Class includes a number of extra accessories to decorate baby's wardrobe, yellow ducky, grow chart, nappy bag hanger, tissue box cover with tissues.


Over all Height 6’’ tall x 3.5’’wide







This charming collection of little girls clothing will be made using Catherine's no sew technique which allow students to quickly master the skills needed a to create miniature scale clothing, with only a small amount of hand sewing. Custom designed, printed cotton and silk clothing in a variety of pastel colours will be assembled during class, three sundresses, one romper suit, baby layette jacket, bonnet, bib, mittens and booties along with set of decorative coat hangers.


1-12th Scale


One Day Class




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& all Things Nice

Baby clothing and accessories  

1-12th Scale

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The nursey wardrobe is displayed here with both workshops and addional kits that are available  and sold seperatly.

If you are interested in attending a class or holding a workshop at your studio  

contact Catherine for dates and details at


[email protected]

Finished box  5’’x 3’’- 13cm x 8cm

Completed doll Stands 2''- 5cm

This lovely small suitcase shaped box, inspired from the pages " Au Bon Marche “ catalogue is made of three sections that open on two sides, revealing a cute 2’’ bisque dressed doll, suspended from the central case frame on a swing.  

Both sides are filled with small accessories including a winter hat, jacket, muff, mittens, skates, lace handkerchief, purse, fans, hand mirror, skipping rope, silk bonnet and many paper treats.

The all bisque doll comes dressed ready to complet with bows and silk bonnet.  Students will decorat the pre assembled box, interior and completing the accessories, giving time for learning the finer skills of decorating and embellishing.

Petite Madamoisele Balancoire

Kits available

Rekindle childhood memories with this charming workshop - a vignette of a dolly’s wash day. You will create the clothes for the little china head doll, ready to peg on a display clothes’ line. Catherine will share her quick no - sew techniques for making miniature doll clothing, as you make the apron, bloomers, dress, petticoat, bonnet and socks for our dolly’s wash day.

Included in workshop price:

Pre - assembled 4” china head doll, wash tub, stand, soap, twig clothes line, pegs and pre - cut doll’s clothing.

Workshop or Kit $95.00

Daisy the Lamb

Vintage style pull along toy

  Over all finished Height 5.5 cm x 4.5cm

In this class Merle will share her technique for soft woolly fleece, applied to Daisy a 1/12th scale resin lamb. Decorate Daisy with a saddle, halter and wreath of spring flowers before securing her to the vintage style pull a long.

Workshop or Kit $58.00

The movable metal wheels and wooden base of the pull along will  be finished with a soft pastel colours and a floral decal, Daisy will make a charming toy for a larger doll or a loverly addition to a dolls house.


All materials to complete this work shop

are provided in class.

Tools needed~ small sharp scissors,

clear craft glue, white tacky glue,

tooth picks.

Petite Day Dream

Antique style double hinged presentation

box 7’'x 6”x 2" and accessories

This pretty box is filled with a dolls dream collection  including spring picture hat, floral head band and box, 

lace handkerchief,  jewellery, set of fans and many paper treats. Box and accessories come pre-assembled, giving

time for learning the finer skills of decorating and embellishing.  A beautiful display for any  4 1/2” doll.

All materials to complete this work shop are provided in class. 


Students will complete an antique style double hinged presentation box 7’'x 6”x 2" and all of its accessories


Tools needed small sharp scissors, clear craft glue and white glue, pins & needles.


Date June  2018

One Day Workshop

9am- 5pm

Number of students 6-10


Location Ipswich QLD

FOR BOOKINGS

Call Stella  07-32887046

$140.00


  Gilding and Upholstery

   Workshop Day~ Eight  hour workshop


Choose one of the resin  furniture frames  in this work shop each piece  of

the French  Rococo  style furniture will make  a beautiful  prop or back drop for

any 40 to 50 cm   fashion doll. Workshop encompasses the art of gilding, applying

gold imitation leaf  to the frames, assembling padding and inserting fabric upholstery

Price is worked on chosen furniture frame, all supplies are include  in workshop price


Rococo  Chaise Lounge   $120.00  

Rococo Chair  $120  

Dressing Stool  $110.0

Rococo  Modesty Screen $140.00

Rococo Dressing Table & Seat  $165.00


This class  needs no advanced skills and will be complete on the day.


Resin  Furniture


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Le Petite Masqerade

French Child Masquerade Dress Up Costume,

displayed in a Presentation Box with accessories

(Sized for a Bisque 4 1/2” doll)


Price $140.00

Box measuring 7’’x 6” (18cm x15cm)


In this work shop students will complete a French styled Masquerade Dress Up Costume for a 4 1/2” (12 cm) doll, consisting of a silk tulle skirt, silk panniers, stomacher and felt tricot hat, along with masks, fans, necklace, hankie and shoe buckles etc.The costume and accessories will be arrange in an antique style hinged presentation box, which students will line with silk and braid. Box measuring 7’’x 6”(18cm x15cm)

All materials to complete this work shop are provided in class.


Date


Time  


Location

Maximum number in workshop: 10


Tools needed small sharp scissors, clear craft glue and white glue, pins & needles.


Mid Victoria Silk Satin Corset with Busk Closure

Styled for 16’‘to 18’’Fashion Doll

Students will produce a busk fronted corset, the busk being the ridge loop and post closure. This style of corset was designed to make  corsets considerably easier to put on and take off, laces did not have to be loosened as much as when the corset had to go over the wearer's head and shoulders. Our silk satin corset comes with pre stitched panels and lining, ready to insert busk and decorate with lace and ribbon. The back closure is laced with mock brass eyelet’s.

Students will need to have a basic knowledge of hand sewing



Bring along small sharp scissors, pins and sewing needles

Number of students 6 -10


Time allowed 5 hours

Cost $85.00


Victorian Wired Bustle Frame

Styled for 16’‘to 18’’Fashion Doll


This style of wired bustle will support most bustle gowns and is the companion workshop to the Victorian corsets class. Bustle comes with pre stitched panel and pre cut graduated wire  frame rods. A draw string waist closure makes for easy sizing on most fashion dolls

Students will need to have a basic knowledge of hand sewing


   Students will need to bring along

Small sharp scissors,longnose pliers and sewing needles

Number of students 6-10 per class

Time Allowed 3 hours

Cost $38.00


Date


Time  


Location

Date


Time  


Location

Autumn Toned Victorian Flower Pot Hat1875 Mid Victorian Flower Pot Hat

Styled for 16’‘to17’’Fashion Doll

Each student will complete an enchanting mid Victorian hat decorated with rich autumn tone flowers and greenery. Made by hand stitching millenary braid the pot shaped hat is worked over a millenary block proved in class. Assembling the flocked flowers and arranging the floral garland and silk ribbon  will complete the elegant hat.


Hat sized to fit 16'' or 17'' fashion doll

a small box will be provided for the hat journey home.


Students will need to bring along:

Small sharp sissors, pins and sewing needles and clear craft glue

Number of students 6-10 per class

Time Allowed 4 hours

Cost $55.00

" On the Promenade"

1875 Mid Victorian Flower Pot Hat

Styled for 16’‘to17’’Fashion Doll


Each student will completing an enchanting mid Victorian hat decorated with a faux bird and flowers, Made by hand stitching millenary braid the flower pot shaped hat is worked over a millenary block proved in class. Assembling the flocked padded bird and flower and ribbon detail to complete the elegant hat.


Number of students 6-10 per class

Time Allowed 4 hours

Cost $55.00

Students will need to bring along:

Small sharp sissors, pins and sewing needles and clear craft glue

Fashion Ladies Dressing Apparel Set

Styled for 11’‘to12’’Fashion Doll


In this 3 hour class we will be making a packaging accessories for a fashion lady doll including:


Hat box, hat pin & display card, Gift bag, 2 Shoe boxes, 2 Corset boxes, 1Powder puff & box, 1 Soap box and soaps and Hankie and display box


Number of students 6 -10 Time allowed 3 hours

Cost $45.00

Under the Christmas Tree


1/ 12th Scale Antique style silk lined presentation box and porcelain dressed doll with accessories.

For a doll house child doll.

In this workshop you will make an antique style silk lined box for a little doll called “Dulcie”, putting the finishing touches to her silk tulle dress and making her wig.

The next step is to fill “Dulcie’s”presentation box with beautiful accessories, provided for

you to complete, a little winter faux jacket,                 

Pixie hat, muff and mittens. Perfume bottles, hair slides, hand mirror and Christmas postcards complete the box setting.



Kit contains:

Dressed porcelain doll and trims  

Kit for Christmas box and bow trims

Kit for accessories, beads, wire, mirror

flowers and Christmas post cards.

Written and photographic instructions

as well as on line help

This workshop involves NO SEWING

                    

    Workshop Price $69.00


It is all any little girl would want to find on Christmas morning under the Christmas tree

Tools needed small sharp scissors, clear craft glue and white glue.

Delightful Dulcie

Doll Height

3.5cm ~ 1 3/8th”


Sewing Box and  Notions

Workshop Time            

Location    

Students: will need to bring small sharp tipped scissors, craft knife or scalpel

Number of Students  ( maximum 10 )   Time allowed  5 hours       

Cost  $42.00

In this 5 hour class we will be making a 1/12th scale sewing box and notions including:

Faux inlayed sewing box, scissor box with lid and scissors, 4 silk ribbon spools, 3 packets of press  

studs, 2 pin boxes, 4 cards of buttons, 8 clothing patterns covers some with tissue patterns inserts,

4 needle packets cards, 2 large pins, 3 measuring tapes and a silk toped pin cushion with pins and

needles.


Vanity Fair

1815 Regency Parisian Bonnet Workshop

Catherine will share with the class her skills in millenary and velvet flower making. This elegant bonnet worked over a  millenary block proved, will enabling students to create a fashionable 1815 circuit  Parisian silk   bonnet. The bonnet form  will be pre blocked in white  wool felt giving students  a strong padded form to apply the silk taffeta  covering  and  finish off with a lining of ruched  silk organza.

Bonnet covering and ruched linings are pre stitched, class will involve  some hand stitching. Students will decorate their bonnets with hand made velvet and silk flowers completed in class.

Also  demonstration of blocking felt forms.



Students: will need to bring small sharp tipped scissors, Straw milliners 3-9 needles


Number of Students  ( maximum 10 )   

Time allowed  4 hours        Coast  $85.00


Spring Time in the Nursery

Antique style 1/ 3/4’’  Felt Doll and  Chenille Teddy

Workshop Time              

Location   

In this 5 hour class we will be making a 1/12th scale antique style Teddy:

Plush chenille (pipe cleaner) are shaped and trimmed  to form a  charming  seated  antique style teddy,

finished with a pretty blue bow. Teddys  can be repositioned .

No sewing involved in this class Patterns and instructions will be provided, as well as additional supplies to create a second Teddy at home.


Students: will need to bring small sharp tipped scissors.

Number of Students  ( maximum 10 )   Time allowed  5 hours        Coast  $48.00

Vintage Memory Box & Ephemera

In this 5 hour class we will be making a 1/12th memory box and ephemera including:

Vintage box to hold  ephemera, love letter box and love letters, Victorian calendar,  family tree chart, six silhouettes, eight calling cards, two book marks, three postcards, three vintage family photos, three folding photo wallets, six luggage tags, marriage certificate, three birthday cards, pressed flowers, envelops. letters and specimen butterflies.


Students: will need to bring small sharp tipped scissors, craft knife or scalpel

Number of Students  ( maximum 10 )   Time allowed  5 hours       

Cost  $42.00

Workshop Time

                                               

            

Location  

1815 Regency Parisian Winter Walking  Felt Bonnet Workshop

Catherine will share with the class her skills in millenary bonnet making This elegant bonnet worked over a  millenary block proved, will enabling students to create a fashionable 1815 circuit  Parisian Winter felt  bonnet. The bonnet form  will be pre blocked in plum  wool felt giving students  a strong  form to apply the  abundant ribbons and lace trim  finish off with a  organza ribbon to securely on dollies head.

Class  involve no hand stitching . Students will decorate their bonnets with hand made velvet and silk flowers completed in class.

                              Also  demonstration of blocking felt forms.



Bonnet suitable for a 16" to 17" fashion lady doll, a small box will be provided, for the hat’s journey home.

Winter Walking Bonnet

Students: will need to bring small sharp tipped scissors a second set of multi purpose scissors , for cutting fine wire

Number of Students  ( maximum 10 )   

Time allowed  2.30 hours       

Cost $65.00

Location

" The Victorian

Millinery Salon"

1:12 Scale


#1 Victorian Millinery Salon



All three workshops displayed in room box

The salon has been designed with lots of nooks and crannys to display the millinery work shop  accessories and hats kits Both Merle and Catherine will be taking you through assembling and painting with added focus on paint techniques that will create  a soft  dimensional  finish to the Salon. The framed  room box has been pre cut from heavy weight card stock and shaped for easy assemblage, with a base coat of paint all ready to detail, allowing  for completion of the room in 6 hours.

The room is lit with natural light from a perspex skylight and highlights the fine filigree arch and glass fretwork winged mirror, both items to be completed and over washed in class.  


Cost $150.00


Height 28cm~ 11’’

Width 22cm ~9’’

Depth 9cm ~ 3 1/2”

#2 Victorian Millinery


Chose any three hats from our collection of five Victorian hat designs. an enjoy creating your elegant  braid, feathers and flowered chapeau.

Each student will complete two 1/12th scale hats, net gloves and two gold and cream tone display stands. Additional hats kits may be purchased and completed in class if time permits. Pattern and instructions and all materials are provide, small amount of hand sewing in this  3 hours class    


Cost $70.00


#3 Millinery Display


In this 3 hour class we will be making  a Victorian Millinery Salon display in 1/12th scale, perfect to complete a ladies store (1/12th scale)  

Students will cut and assemble 6 hat boxes in a variety of sizers, 2 small & 1 large flower box including pretty paper flowers to fill the boxes, small pin cushion, 6 framed hat images, 6 ribbon spools, 6 net display-cards, vase of hat feathers and a vintage style hat pin display board complete with variety  of hat pins.

All materials are provide.  


Cost $60.00


" On the Promenade"1875 Victorian Hat & Lace up Boots.


Catherine will share her skills in millenary and shoe making, each student will completing an enchanting mid Victorian hat decorated with a faux bird and flowers, along with a pair of ankle lace up boots. This small straw flower pot shaped hat will be worked over a millenary block proved. Class will involve a small amount of hand stitching of brim along with assemblage of bird and flower detail. Boots are cut and pre stitched ready for assembling, over a provide shoe last. Hat & shoes are sized to fit 16'' or 17'' fashion doll and a small box will be provided for the hat and shoes journey home.

Students will need to bring along:
Small sharp scissors, pins and sewing needles


Clear craft glue


Number of students 6-10 per class

Time Allowed 8 hours Price $105.00


Catherine will share her skills in millenary and shoe making, each student will complete a charming mid Victorian  child’s velvet  and silk lined bonnet on worked over a  blocked felt shape. The bonnet will be worked over a millenary block, that will be proved, the class will involve a small amount of hand stitching students will decorate their bonnets with hand made velvet and silk flowers completed in class.

Along with the bonnet are a pair of leather faux embroidered toe shoes, that are cut and pre stitched ready for assembling, over a provided shoe last. Hat & shoes are sized to fit 7'' or 8'' toddler doll and a small box will be provided for the hat and shoes journey home.


"One two button my shoe...."

Victorian Childs Shoes and Bonnet

Students will need to bring along

small sharp scissors, pins and sewing needles & clear craft glue.

Price $85.00

Workshop Price $140.00

Catherine conducts a diverse range of hands on work shops across Australia, teaching many of her techniques for sculpting,  pattern making and dressing dolls. You will find classes on sculpting, wigs shoes, resin doll furniture and miniatures for varying skill levels

If you are interested in attending a class or holding a workshop

at your studio contact

Number of students 6-10 per class

Time Allowed 8 hours Price $105.00


Victorian Styled Felt Top Hat Workshop

Sized for a 17’’- 18’’ Fashion Doll

with Catherine Mather

Students will have a choice of either

“Antique Riding”~ Rich purple felt Victorian ladies riding top hat, comes pre blocked ready to decorate with silk ribbon trims, spotted millinery veiling and ostrich feather.

or

“Victorian Steam Punk”~ Metal cogs wheels and gears all part of the whimsy of this pre blocked black felt top hat. Students will learn technique of adding tremblers to create movement, decorating with silk ribbon and millinery net.

(Goggles not include in hat class, kit available on the day)

A small box will be provided your hats journey home

Also demonstrated during the class how the hat shapes were  formed on multi piece top hat block during


Students will need to bring 
Small sharp scissors, pins and sewing needles & clear craft glue.

Number of students 6-10 per class

Price  $65.00 each

Goggles kit  Price $15.00

Victorian

Steampunk

Antique

Riding

Putting on the Ritz

#1 Silk Velvet Devoré Cocoon Opera Jacket.

In this class students will learn the technique of devoré, (burning away the velvet pile to form a pattern), due to time factors  the devoré will be a demonstration only. The technique will be staged over the length of the class while  student work on there own pre devoré jacket. The silk/rayon velvet  jackets is fully lined and comes with pre stitched seams and hem, students will hand stitch sleeves armholes, faux fur cuff and collar detail, completing 

the jacket with a bead braid and tassel closure at the hip.


All fabrics and trims included in class

Price $108.00

#2 1920’s Leather Shoes & Head dress Workshop

Head dress

& shoes are sized to fit 16'' or 17'' fashion doll and a small box will be provided for the head dress and shoes for the journey home.


Price $92.00

All fabrics and trims included in class

920's Silk Velvet Devoré Cocoon Opera Jacket Workshop  1920’s Leather Shoes & Headdress Workshop

Jacket will fit 16''-17'' Doll

Length of class ~ 4  hours 

Number ~ max 10

Students will need to bring needle and pins.

Skill level ~ Beginner, intermediate

(50 cm of hand sewing require to complete jacket)

Catherine will share her skills in millenary and shoe making, each student will complete an Art Deco inspired evening head dress along with a pair of multi strapped evening shoes.

This elegant  feathered headdress is comes pre cut ready to assemble and decorate  over a millenary block provided. Shoes are cut and pre stitched ready for assembling, over a provided shoe last.

Length of class ~ 3½ hours 

Number ~ max 10

Students will need to bring  pins.

White glue and clear craft glue

Skill level ~ Beginner, intermediate

No sewing involved in this class

Workshop #1

  Art Deco Store  (1/12th scale) 

Classic art deco in design, this free standing display comes with an acetate curved cover, ceiling skylight  and battery operated wall mounted art deco light  that will be  made and wired in class.To add luxury and elegance, the stairs and raised

platform are covered in faux tan and black marble, ceiling has stepped cronies, wall paper friezes with fretwork on seat rail, ceiling mounts and detailed surrounding the looking glass mirror. Both Merle and Catherine will be taking you through assembling and painting with added focus on paint and papering techniques. The display  room  has been pre cut from heavy weight card stock and shaped for easy assemblage, with a base coat of paint all ready to detail, allowing for completion of the room in this one day class.


     


       Height 30 cm ~ 12’’                 

       Width 25 cm  ~ 10’’

       Depth 18 cm  ~  6 ½”

The Looking Glass

Art Deco Ladies Store




Workshop #2

Art Deco Accessories

Workshop #3

  Art Deco accessories, perfect to complete a

ladies store (1/12th scale) 

Students will assemble a variety of boxers, 2 large dress boxes, 2 shawl boxes,1 bathing suit box, 1 small garter clip box, a display card with two pink garters, store display box with  4 garters, 1 powder box, 1 fan box with  paper feather fan, black and gold ladies fan, display store cardboard bust with feather head dress and neck lace, pink hydrangea fan, mauve silk net shawl, pink silk purse, counter display hand and necklace. Also a collection of jewellery including a silk lined jewel box with jewelled broach,  2 bangles and a bead neck lace and earnings on brass display stand.

All materials are provide, in this 4 hour class


Silk and lace 1920s flapper dress delicately detailed in fine gold and bronze beads, when completed will be displayed on a mannequin.

Accessorised with shoes, on a display stand, boa,

peacock fan, cloche hat on stand, and lace gloves with counter display hand. The tasseled and draped silk shawl, can be displayed with a sliver or gold purse.

All items are scaled for 1/12th, this is a no sew class.

        All materials are provide, in this 4 hour class


This selection of 1920’s ladies wear would be the bees knees to add to any display.

Dressing for the Jazz Age