10 April Doll Making
Recycling -- Eye kohl container making
Visitors are invited to take part in activities including Morris dancing displays, spinning and weaving demonstrations, a patchwork quilt being made over the weekend, straw doll making
, and Punch and Judy shows.
This is a comparative study of the production and consumption of three doll lines (all of which represent alternatives to mainstream Barbie-type fashion dolls): American Girl dolls produced in China; Kathe Kruse dolls produced in Germany and Latvia; and the dolls of the Q'ewar Project of Peru, which is a social development initiative that has undertaken doll making
They are exquisitely dressed in fine embroidered clothing, winning her the Triple Crown of Doll Making
from the prestigious Doll Artisan Guild.
The celebration includes performances by the rap group Jump Off and the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center's dance group Las Boriquenas y Boriquenos, poetry readings and discussions, health education workshops, freedom quilting, multicultural doll making
, a trivia contest, and food samplings from local restaurants.
Even more limited in availability is Reda's other creative outlet, doll making
, which has so far only resulted in one gem: the fully posable Lil' Daniel Castillo doll.
Graves was chosen for the honor based on her 33 years of service to Antelope Valley Hospital's Thrift Store, service to other charities, doll making
and many other activities aimed at making life a little better for those around her.
Playthings have long roots in local folk cultures and crafts, and regional and national traditions of toy and doll making
have long reinforced ethnic and local identities in children.
A demonstration of corn doll making
will be held on Sunday at Beamish Museum.
In addition, I circulate Susanna Oroyan's books Designing the Doll and Anatomy of a Doll plus other books and magazines on doll making
and soft sculpture.