~ our ~

Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Farm Shop Hours:

Saturdays Only ~
10:00 - 4:00

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~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
... the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday's Stump Doll Class ~

What fun it is when friends gather 'round to create...
...we laugh, eat, stitch a little, eat some more & laugh a LOT more!
and so it was yesterday, at the doll class here in the shop...
left to right are :
Margaret, Joan, Robin, Jennifer and Michelle (my sis-in-law)
...Grandma Judy was here too, but she was camera-elusive....

Here is our messy....um...productive table ~
pins, needles thread...
fabric and scissors were flyin'!!!

I showed them all how to design their own doll,
& although basically it was a simple, primitive stump doll,
SOME of us decided to add arms...and legs...and blue wool hair, and pinafores...
and that's where the fun began!

Here is a doll that was finished, and 'glopped' up with my staining mixture...
(Robin, is this yours??)

after they were handsewn, stuffed with sawdust, clothed and stained,
we distressed and aged them even more with coarse-grit sandpaper...
see the holes in the doll's skirt above?
(yeah, now I KNOW this is Robin's doll...
she took her outside, beat her up and dragged her in the dirt a bit
...but she looks FABulous!!)
The weather was sunny & nice,
a little breezy but perfect for drying doll bodies out in the sun...
and although we did have a couple of lady-bug-interruptions and husband shenanigans,
I think we had a swell time...

My thanks to the girls for coming out, and for making the class so fun & special...
hugs to you all!!!

While Jennifer was here, she brought along some of her aMAZing tambour embroidery work...
it is so delicate and fine work ~ it made us all gasp when she unveiled her larger project,
and I would really love to learn to do tambourwork...
I asked her if she would entertain the thought of perhaps teaching a beginners' class here at the shop and she said yes, so folks....if you would love to learn an OLD, beautiful and unique needlecraft and are interested, please drop me an email ~
~ AND ~
please visit Jennifers' blog at:
blessings from the farm,



TheCrankyCrow said...

I would so much rather have been there doing that, than here doing what I was doing. Looks like the dolls turned out great....and if Robin is neglecting her doll, you let me know - I know another Robin who would happily adopt her! ;o) Hope the day is treating you good....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Looks like you all had so much fun ! :)

Robin said...

Had such a nice day. Thanks for the lesson and friendship. Eli just loves the doll...he is dragging her around!!!!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

I wish I lived closer! Would love to have been creating with everyone!!! OLM

Jennifer Stumpf said...

You're sweet to mention my work. :-) Thank you for such a fine time. I enjoyed every second of it! I can't wait to take another class with you! xxoo jennifer

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. It's always nice to get together with friends and create!
Prim Blessings

Diane said...

Lori, looks like everyone had a lot of fun! I wished I lived closer to be able to participate. Love your wonderful shop!

The Cinnamon Stick said...

I love seeing pictures of your store....I would love to get into all those nooks and crannies!!

frontporchprims said...

Sounds like a lot of fun:) What a great time with the gals. -Steph-

heleegreen said...

I see your all image. According to me you got lots of enjoyment on this class. I wish to plan this type of class with my cousins.

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