Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Another Successful Doll Class

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

I spent the last few days in Lacey, Washington (near Olympia), teaching another "Enigma" doll class. This was for a small, informal group of doll makers who are interested in keeping the art of the doll alive. I had so much fun and the students were wonderful.

My Enigma dolls are about 12-13 inches tall and this is a little small for some people, so they enlarged the pattern to a degree - 120%, 125%, and 150%. This is a pattern that lends itself well to size increases (and reductions - as one of the students in my March class can confirm!)

I took five completed Enigma dolls with me, plus two or three that were in-process for illustrative purposes. I also took several that were made from the same basic doll pattern, increased a little in size (105% and 120%) but dressed differently. I can't share photos of a couple of them because Christmas...

They nearly completed the dolls during class, most just needing hair, and they promised to send me photos of their completed dolls.

They'd like to invite others to join their group, so if anyone lives in the area or are willing to travel a little, let me know and I'll get you in touch with them. We all need a reason to play now and then.

Meanwhile, I'm honing the Enigma modules to be suitable for a purely online class (with maybe a Zoom meeting as well). I'm nearly there, but hope to make some videos of the various steps for those who need them.

For now I just need to get through the holidays!

Deanna Hogan

Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Doll Artist and Teacher: Preserving the art of making dolls and Artist Member of the Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

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