Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Junker Jane "Monsterlicious" Workshop

Come join me for a one–day class filled with Fun,Yummmm, and Monster Making!

1-Day Workshop on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Hotlips Pizza and Soda ( Events Room )
 2211 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
"In this fun and easy class you will learn how to sew and age your own monster rag dolls using a mix of new and recycled fabrics and buttons. I encourage using second hand and vintage pieces along with new because old bits add a unique charm.
These quirky dolls are made from free from cutting and assembly and it is in this way of sewing that each doll becomes one-of-a-kind, with a distinct personality! I will guide you through the fun step-by-step process of creating your own monster doll. From fabric combination, stuffing, "hairstyling “basic staining,” and aging (optional).
Class Includes:
Voodoo Doughnuts & Coffee
Non-alcoholic beverages throughout the class

Complimentary lunch on site. Hotlips Pizza and Soda offers a fresh, local and seasonal menu. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available.
Sweet Treats cookie Platter
Junker Jane parting gift

  • Arrive & Mingle: 8:30: Time for students to arrive and mingle. Complimentary Voodoo Doughnuts and coffee.
  • Class Segment A: 9:00-12:00 :: Begin Class. Demonstrate and guide through steps and technique.
  • Lunch: 12:00 PM : Complimentary lunch on site. Hotlips Pizza and Soda offers a fresh, local and seasonal menu. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:00 PM; 
  • Show & Tell, Depart: 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Sewing machine Required. (Must have full understanding of how to operate your machine)
  • Needles: Hand sewing needles and embroidery needles, extra sewing machine needle
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing thread: black is required, but add your fave colors as well to complement your fabrics
  • Fabric for doll bodies. I have found that cotton fabrics work best for staining. Bring a mix of colors and patterns. Stripes and polka dots always add a punch!
  • Doll face fabric: any unbleached linen or linen blend fabric is ideal
  • Assorted laces and ribbons
  • Assorted buttons, mixed match is better!
  • Stuffed animal safety eyes and noses if you wish
  • Embroidery floss: I recommend black, pink and pale blue for usual doll face details, but also bring a variety of colors you love or that match your fabrics. These will be used for sewing details on the dolls and for the hair
  • Polyfil: A 12-ounce bag will be more than plenty
  • Stuffing tool: A knitting needle works well. I will sometimes use long paintbrushes or pencils.
  • Stain to dye the dolls
Tip: Have fun picking out your fabrics and trims. This includes colors and textures. There are no set "matching" rules. Just bring what you love and you will see that by pairing unexpected combinations and textures, your works will pop!

*Due to limited class size, registration for this class is non-refundable.

If you need any additional information or have questions regarding this class,
please feel free to email me at:


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