“Christmas Glitter Village" Workshop 


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!

With Catherine & Merle Mather

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

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!


Are you a member of a club, or group of 3 or more friends that would like to do the Glitter Village online class together

you might like to try our Virtual Class!

You pick the gathering place and the day and we

will come too via







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Table Height   2¾’’~ 7 cm

Table Length  3¼’’ ~ 8.5cm

Table top to church steeple 2¾ ‘’~ 7cm

Workshop Date & Time December  8th 10 am - 3 pm 


Location    31 Hurt Pde Unanderra

                                N.S.W 2526    

                       Ph/Fax 0242713302    

          

            Classes run

July ~ December 2016

 

Glitter Village Workshop Price    

                $120.00 + postage

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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

For current dates and class locations scroll down this page

Check back for add dates and locations of up coming workshops

Pattern Making Essentials.

With Catherine Mather

Two-Day Class

Monday, August 28 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.


NIADA Doll Making School

Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St, Nashville, TN37219, Tennessee


     Booking Now via NIADA

Floral Embellishments

With Catherine Mather

One-Day Class

Wednesday, August 30 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.


NIADA Doll Making School

Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St, Nashville, TN37219, Tennessee


     Booking Now via NIADA

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Workshop Location & Dates 2017


 
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

Date September  2017

Cost $130.00 New Zealand Dollars

9am- 5pm

Location Hamilton

New Zealand

FOR BOOKINGS

Call Anja 02 7480 6494

 

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

In this work shop students will complete  one vintage style spun cotton snow baby. Learning how to shape the soft wire body before adding the pre cut card feet, mittens and printed face then shaping the chubby body. Rugging up the little 3 ½ ‘’ doll in warm cotton batting  clothing, embellishing with glitter snow and sprigs of holly. Either doll can stand or sit in their holly wreath, set with a gold trimmed ribbon for hanging.

Merle & Catherine Mather

Finished height of doll 3½ - 9 cm

Wreath Diameter 10’’- 25 cm

All materials to complete this workshop are provided.


Tools needed- small sharp scissors,

clear craft glue, white tacky glue, tooth picks, pins.

Additional Snow baby kits will be available for purchase on the day

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Choose either

Holly  with hand muff

or Ivy with cape

to make in class

Workshop Price $ 30.00

             

           Location

NEW ZEALAND DOLL FEDERATION

Conference

Friday15th - Monday17th

September 2017


Wellington

N.Z

French Rococo Modesty 
Screen Workshop

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

any 38cm to 48cm (15’’-19’’)  fashion doll.

NEW ZEALAND DOLL FEDERATION

Conference

Friday15th - Monday17th

September 2017


Wellington

N.Z

Gilding and Upholstery

French  Rococo  style resin screen   will make  a beautiful prop or back drop for any modern or antique fashion doll. Choose from two size screens and a selection of silk insert patterns.

Workshop encompasses the art of gilding, applying  gold imitation leaf to resin

frames, assembling padding and inserting fabric upholstery all supplies are include  in the workshop price.  

Included:Dutch Gold, size, resin frame, hingers, Silk print panels, cotton batten, card board support shapes, braid for back screen detail,  paper lining, patterns paper,  instruction sheet and patterns.This is a class that needs no advanced skills and will be complete over two half days.

Rococo Modesty Screen  

Size 1

 Height  50 cm   (19.5) Width   37 cm    (14.5’’)

 Price $150.00

Rococo Modesty Screen  

Size 2 

Height  36 cm   (14.25’’) Width   29 cm    (11.5’’)

Price $135.00

NEW ZEALAND DOLL FEDERATION

Conference

Friday15th - Monday17th

September 2017


Wellington

N.Z

AMEA Convention

29th September  - 2nd October  2017

Hobart

Tasmania

ENQUIRIES...

www.amea.org.au

Malvern Doll Show

Malvern Town Hall

Glenferrie Rd & High St

Malvern

Victoria

Booking artist@catnco.com

In this work shop students will complete  one vintage style spun cotton snow baby. Learning how to shape the soft wire body before adding the pre cut card feet, mittens and printed face then shaping the chubby body. Rugging up the little 3 ½ ‘’ doll in warm cotton batting  clothing, embellishing with glitter snow and sprigs of holly. Either doll can stand or sit in their holly wreath, set with a gold trimmed ribbon for hanging.

Finished height of doll 3½ - 9 cm

Wreath Diameter 10’’- 25 cm

All materials to complete this workshop are provided.


Tools needed- small sharp scissors,

clear craft glue, white tacky glue, tooth picks, pins.

Choose either

Holly  with hand muff

or Ivy with cape

to make in class

Workshop Price $ 30.00

             

           Location

WINTER WONDERLAND

DOLL SHOW

Saturday 3rd June

Class Runs from

12pm  - 4.00 pm


The Table Tennis Centre

86 Green Terrace

Windsor Brisbane

To book your place contact Catherine

artist@catnco.com


Dashing through the snow in an ornate French child's sled with a suspended lantern, pre cut in bass wood and card, assembled then worked with gold paint before gloss lacquer is applied to complete the sled.

Accompanying the sled, two Victorian children 3 3⁄4’’ tall Lara and Edwin. Students will learn how to form both soft wired flexible padded bodies, Victorian era cotton batting clothing will be glued to the bodies before completing the doll with a pre formed paper clay and printed silk head and wig. The setting will be assembled on a snow covered display board.

Included in Class

Pre cut sled and lantern ~ bass wood, card.
Two silk faced paper clay children heads, fibre for hair, materials for body, cotton batten ,wire armature, pre cut battling clothing and trims for both children, oval display base.

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.

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.

Price $ 46.00

Time 4 hours

Date

All materials to complete this workshop are provided.


Tools needed- small sharp scissors,

clear craft glue, white tacky glue, tooth picks, pins.

To book your place contact Catherine

artist@catnco.com

Two Day Workshop

9.30 am- 4.00pm

3rd & 4th Oct  2017

Number of students 6-10

Workshop Price $150.00

Location

Launceston TAS

In this work shop students will complete  one vintage style spun cotton figure of Father Christmas 6’’- 15 cm or Joy carrying toys  3¾ - 9.5 cm. Learning how to shape the soft wire body before adding the pre cut card feet, mittens and printed face. Shaping the body and dressing the  doll in warm cotton batting clothing, embellishing with glitter snow  pre cut toys, bells and sprigs of holly.

All materials to complete this workshop are provided


Tools needed- small sharp scissors,

clear craft glue, white tacky glue, tooth picks, pins

Finished height of doll

6’’ - 15 cm

Choose either

Father Christmas

or Joy

Work shop Price

Father Christmas   $43.00

Joy  $35.00


          


Date 8th October

Time 9.30 am - 3.00 pm


Location


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.

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.

Print and Dye Techniques
 for 
Miniature Fabrics

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

artist@catnco.com

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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

Date June  2018

One Day Workshop

9am- 5pm

Number of students 6-10


Location Ipswich QLD

FOR BOOKINGS

Call Stella  07-32887046

$140.00

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