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17 toys and automata workshops found

You may also be interested in: Christmas | Knitting & crochet | Needle felting | Sewing | Wood carving | Woodwork
Learn to craft handmade toys, dolls, puppets and teddy bears at creative workshops around the UK or find automata making workshops. Toys can be unique and beautiful collectors' items or child's play things... or even both, like a traditional rocking horse!
Hand sewn mohair bear making weekend in Cumbria
Gold AWARD
(13)
Hand sewn mohair bear making weekend in Cumbria
Cumbria - Next course on 12th October 2019
£99
Come join Lyn of Boo Bears, on a fun two day workshop to hand stitch your own collectable bear. 9.30am - Coffee and choose Mohair, cut out and start sewing midday day - buffet lunch (included) 4pm - finish (may have some homework to finish off) Same timings Sunday, we will be stuffing, jointing, pulling eyes in, constructing and sewing up the bears to take home at 4pm. Lyn has taught over 70 people to make many mohair creations. The bears are approximately 5", you will have a choice of...
Needle felted hares / bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District
Gold AWARD
(3)
Needle felted hares / bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 27th March 2020
£95
A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Von will introduce you to the basic methods of dry felting natural wool fibre. By forming simple shapes and joining them together you will begin to build your soft animal structure. Different shades can be mixed or overlapped to produce markings. The addition of ears and eyes, a tail and nose will complete your creature and bring him/her life. Mad March hares or Easter Bunnies, your adorable little sculpture will be a talking point for years to come. Suitable for all...
Carve a rocking horse head
Gold AWARD
(19)
Carve a rocking horse head
Yorkshire - Next course on 19th September 2019
£350
These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a traditional wooden carved rocking horse. We will show you the traditional approach to rocking horse carving using hand tools. Previous carving experience is not necessary - all skill levels are accommodated and each student will successfully complete the carving of a rocking horse's head during the course! Three days individual tuition. Carve-a-Head courses run 10am till 4pm on the first two days, 10am to 3pm on the final day (but we will start earlier and run later if need be!),...
Beginners bearmaking course
Bronze AWARD
(4)
Beginners bearmaking course
Northamptonshire
£95
This one-day course will teach you everything you know to make your very first teddy bear: Laying out your pattern Cutting out Sewing the pieces together Stuffing Closing seams Jointing Creating your bears face- eyes nose smile Attaching ears They are run by Sally Thomas, award-winning international teddy bear artist and former proprietor of Bear with Me, a teddy bear shop in Northamptonshire. These day courses, from 9-4 will be held at my home. From January 2019 on Tuesdays starting from 15th January. I am flexible and can accommodate 2...
Doll making course in London
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Doll making course in London
London - Next course on 13th October 2019
£95
On this two day course you will create a handmade waldorf doll in a choice of patterns and skin colours, using all natural materials including organic stuffing wool. We will shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, sew on the face fabric with no wrinkles, embroider the simple features and sew the hair into a crocheted cap. You will be well supported in a small group led by an experienced doll maker and teacher of over 30 similar workshops. Beginners are welcome. This is a two day course,...
Heritage Teddy Bear Making Weekend
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Heritage Teddy Bear Making Weekend
Cumbria - Next course on 7th September 2019
£100
Calling all Arctophiles! This residential weekend workshop teaches all aspects of traditional teddy-bear making, using only the finest quality materials. The workshop runs from 10.00-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create Cornelius, who is a deep-thinker and a rather pensive bear. (Of course you can make your own with a completely different expression). He stands 16" high and is a constructed of golden sparse mohair with light brown ultra-suede paw pads, and is fully-jointed based on a traditional design. He has glass eyes and...
Carve a laminated half size rocking horse course
Gold AWARD
(1)
Carve a laminated half size rocking horse course
Yorkshire - Next course on 10th October 2019
£350
Carve a half size laminated rocking horse with instruction from a member of The Rocking Horse Shop team. Make this appealing Half-Size Traditional Style Rocking Horse carved in Plywood. Finished size approx. 36” long x 21” high x 8” wide (900 x 540 x 195mm) These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a laminated mini Rocking Horse. We will show you how, using traditional hand tools and the latest electric carving tools which are ideal for this beautiful laminated horse. Previous carving experience in not necessary and all...
Christmas Fairy Workshop
Platinum AWARD
Christmas Fairy Workshop
Kent - Next course on 10th November 2019
£75
Spend a day making your very own Christmas Fairy / Angel to adorn your Christmas tree or as a stand-alone Christmas decoration. Choose from a selection of beautiful fabrics, laces, ribbons, beads…or bring something personal to you to incorporate - a favourite handkerchief, beads from a broken necklace etc. Create a beautiful new addition to your home at Christmas.
Doll Workshop in Keswick
Doll Workshop in Keswick
Cumbria
£85
One day course to learn how to make a basic fabric/rag doll, that include body, hair, face and dress. All materials included, i.e: fabric for doll body, fabrics for dress and underwear, ribbons, buttons, paper flowers and bids, elastic, especial pens for face and patterns, yarns for hair, filling, and the pattern will be provided. You must have some experience with a sewing machine 🧵and preferably bring along your own sewing machine, however if you don’t have a sewing machine I can provide one. Limited space!! So run!!! The only...
Felt Doll Making Day
Bronze AWARD
Felt Doll Making Day
West Midlands
£69
Come on this fabulous 1 day doll making workshop and take home a beautiful handmade doll. You will learn hand sewing, attaching body parts, making clothes and attaching hair. All materials used are vegan freindly. No previous experience required as full tuition will be provided on the day. 50% deposit required on booking, the remainder payable on the day.

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