So, I have this idea that it would be fun to get together with a group of people over the summer and make my dolls together. I’m thinking it would be one day, a Saturday probably, although it doesn’t have to be. I would bring some of my patterns, my tools and some bins of wool. People could bring their own supplies too. The participants would chip in to pay for the venue and what ever of my supplies each person uses. That would keep the cost very low. Possible sites would be on Cape Cod, Northboro MA, or somewhere in the Arlington/Cambridge area.

The reason I want to do this is so I can consider the whole teaching thing. I’d like to figure out what people are interested in, how to approach talking about it all- just to help myself feel more comfortable about teaching. I figure if I don’t charge anything, we can all keep our expectations low and have fun!

Who might be interested? Be specific about time over the summer and also place. I’d be happy to have teenagers participating. You can leave a comment or email me at mimik(at)pobox(dot)com.

22 thoughts on “gathering

  1. Mimi, how did Northboro pop up there? That’s where we’re from! Wish I could meet you there. But maybe Chicago will work out eventually!

  2. If I lived in the US I would be there like a shot. Sad so Sad! but will watch your progress from across the atlantic. I am sure it will be great.

  3. I will be in the US during the week of July 23-27, so I can attend a weekend class on either July 21,22 or July 28,29. If the timing works out, I’ll fly to wherever you hold it. Great idea.

  4. Hi Mimi – I think this is a fab idea – I’ve been trying to get some folks together for a ‘skill’ swap. (I know a knitter who doesn’t crochet, & my knitting skills are rudimentary! for example…)

    I’m up for Cambridge, as I’m in Boston that’s easy. Mid summer? you may not get a ton of folks late July/early August; but for a trial that might be OK.

    Keep me posted.

  5. this is such a great idea!! so if you get some teen-agers to come, can they baby-sit Peanut? haha. but august is a good month for me.

  6. dang, this is almost tempting enough to drive over (the continent) for the weekend. i will be eager to see how it all pans out. i am sure it will be great fun.

  7. What a fun day you are planning. I wish I lived close to you too and not have to cross the big pond.

  8. Hi Mimi,
    I would love to be able to participate. I live to far away. Lucky are those who can.

  9. Hi Mimi,
    I’m in Chicago and/or AZ but am interested in taking this “class”. I love your creations!

  10. I would love to attend, and you are close to me! Yeah! It would be my first doll making gathering!

    I live in Plainville, and work in Norwood.

  11. A great idea. I could come for part of the day, maybe the afternoon? You are a great teacher. Your feedback and the skills I have learned from you are invaluable to me. I still have so much to learn from you!

  12. Although I live in Northern Michigan; I would make plans to get to Mass. to have a workshop with you—but plans have been made already to be out of the country this summer. Your work is so vibrant and intriguing, especially your several series of wool dolls. I have collected (and felted) some great wool sweaters which I would like to use in drafting my own (simple) designs;and am really inspired by your robot and girls series. Have you ever used sweaters in making dolls, or only wool woven goods?

  13. I would love to take a class and learn new techniques. I have been looking for ways to collaborate and get inspiration from other doll makers. I live in New Hampshire.

  14. If it wouldn’t be over the ocean, I would surely come too! But I’ll stick to your website, to learn your skills!

  15. I would be very interested in attending your class – I live in Malden, MA and LOVE your dolls. Please add my email to your list.

    Thank you!!


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  18. ok, how about coming out to N. California sometime- you can use my living room and do some teaching???????

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