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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Great Workshop Followed by Fun-Filled Evening!

On April 21, prior to the monthly Phoebe meeting, Laurie Scott led a full day workshop featuring her techniques used to turn fabric yoyos into beads and embellishments that are beautiful works of art. Above is a photo of one of her elegant necklaces which incorporates a variety of these techniques. A dozen or more avid students tremendously enjoyed a relaxing day of hand sewing and were eager to continue exploring the possibilities... which are infinite.  Thank you, Laurie, for a really great workshop! More photos will follow in this post.

Calendar Of Events 

May 14 and 15, Los Altos Rotary "Fine Art in the Park," Lincoln Park, Los Altos (Foothill Expressway between Main and Edith). Our own Anne Klocko will be in Booth 125.

May 19, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting, 6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Dolls for the Petaluma Exhibit will be due.

June 4/5 and 11/12, 2 weekends, East Bay Open Studios10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Goose Cottage, 1610 Minturn St., Alameda. A group of Phoebes are participating. Come and see their latest mixed media creations—mosaics, figurative art, scarves, jewelry, fiber art, and garden totems and sculptures. 

June 16, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward.

July 21, Thursday, Barbara Willis "Flower Doll" Workshop9 4 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward.

June 21, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward.

July 9 and 10, Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd. Visit Anne Klocko in Booth 2.

July 23, Petaluma Doll Exhibit, Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. This is a two-month invitation only and juried exhibit, and we are proud to be invited to participate as a club for the second time. Many internationally known doll makers will be exhibiting, as well as conducting workshops and other exciting events. Our own Elinor Peace Bailey, Anne Klocko and Barbara Willis will have a trunk show on Aug. 13, and Christine Shively leads a workshop (see below). Go to for more details.

August 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), Christine Shively "La Demoiselle de Fleur" Doll Workshop, Thursday, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA.

Sept. 3,4,5, Kings Mountain Art Fair, 13889 Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), Woodside. Anne Klocko will be participating in this beautiful event situated in a lovely wooded natural environment.

Workshop Photos

Barbara's tres belle yoyos from Laurie's workshop.

Sharon incorporated a photo on fabric, vintage beads and charms.

Using some of her very favorite colors, Colleen jazzed hers up with sequins and beads.

Donna worked at creating oval yoyos.

We were thrilled to have Elise from Spokane join us for the workshop and the meeting. Meticulous beading, hand-sewing, and a lovely fairy photo image. 

Geri is almost finished constructing two of her yoyos into a brooch.

Harlene has not yet completed her embellishing, but her yoyo already looks so lovely.

Linda, tremendously skilled at fine hand work, finished three yoyos during class.

Marjorie is working on completing five different styles. 

Mary made a beautiful medallion and covered a plastic ring with rich brocade.
Show and Tell Photos

Barbara brought her "Flower Doll," which she will be teaching in July. We can't wait to make one for ourselves!

Bonnie has been busy making wall hangings for the upcoming East Bay Open Studios sale. Here are a few of her items featuring fabric, buttons, and her original embellishment designs.

Elise brought with her some of the items she has been working on since we last saw her. Above is a book made up of boxes and a collage of elements.


She has been working to complete these exquisite felted Christmas ornaments. Very detailed!

And, we all fell in love with her soft sculpture painted crow. He is absolutely wonderful!

Jo was able to join us for the meeting, and displayed the doll from a previous Christine Shively class that she has recently finished. Beautiful job!

Linda shared with us these two cute children's toys—cloth whales. And, she made two new pincushions that are miniature castles. The bases are made from mayonnaise jar lids.

Rosie has completed two more of her cloth dolls for the Open Studios sale. Her hand-painted faces are amazing.

And, Rosie has had her tin snips out, cutting out a Marilyn Monroe flat doll and several cute figures to sell at Open Studios.

Tani is shown with two cloth dolls she is working on for the Petaluma show. They are perfectly sewn, stuffed and assembled and unfortunately this photo does not do justice to the great faces she has sculpted and painted. Can't wait to see them when they are finished! 

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