Workshop Location & Dates 2019

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

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

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All Prices displayed on this web site are in Australian Dollars

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

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Follow “Alice" through the looking glass and into the Mad Hatter's top hat, this whimsical display box comes pre blocked in the shape of a top hat measuring 5” (13 cm) by 6” (15cm), opening with two hinged doors to display three panels, filled with small accessories ready to transport any doll into Alice's wonderland

All materials to complete this work shop

are provided in class.

Tools needed~ small sharp scissors, fine needle ad pins

clear craft glue, white tacky glue(Alen's), small ruler

Top Hat Box measures 5'' (13 cm) high by 6'' (15 cm) width

with room to display a 3½ - 4'' doll inside when doors are closed

I have designed each accessory to be reminiscent of the Victorian era, when the Alice books were written, including a set of tea cups with decals, white apron, striped stockings, Queen’s crown and sceptre, Dutches’s babies clothing and deck of playing cards. To complete our adventures in Wonderland students will create a 2’' white rabbit from felt and card, dressed in a vest carrying his pocket watch.


Class 1

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Class 2

Wednesday 24th April 2019

9:00am – 1:00pm


Hahndorf Bowling Club

43A Church St Hahndorf

South Australia

Workshop Price $120.00

To book  your class follow this link

South Australian Doll Guild

Pattern Making Essentials.

With CatherinMather

Two-Day Class  


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.

Tuesday July 16th  9am - 4pm

Wednesday July 17th 9am - 4 pm


NIADA Dollmaking School

Hotel Phillips, 106 W 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Class Fee

Conference Registrant             Non-Conference  Registrant

$200.00                                       $240.00

              To book  your class follow this link

            NIADA Doll Making School 2019

Class Fee

Conference Registrant         Non-Conference  Registrant

$100.00                                   $120.00

              To book  your class follow this link

            NIADA Doll Making School 2019


Frustrated searching for just the right piece of fabric?  Learn techniques to color resurface and embellish cloth, ribbons and trims.  Experiment with a variety of creative treatments, Devore’ fabric etching, wax resistance dying, fabric gilding with metal foil and instant set dyes.  Design and print fabric from a tablet to a home office ink jet printer allowing the manipulation of color and scale to produce one-of-a-kind fabric designs.

Fabrics Made Fabulous

With Catherine Mather

One Day Class

Monday July 15th  9am - 4pm


Saturday August 31st 2019


AMEA Workshop

Auburn Baptist Church Hall

16 Harrow Road

Auburn NSW

Workshop Price $150.00

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