Steffi Stern with dolls she created using patterns from my book. This photo heralded the first launch parties on December 14th and 15th for Making Peg Dolls. Because the publisher Hawthorn Press is located in Gloucestershire, it was natural that the first launch celebrations should occur there (never mind that I was 5,268 miles away and pouting a bit because I could not attend the party...) As consolation, I was promised photos, and this morning several arrived via email!
Mother Goose in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. At Mother Goose you can find:
- Seasonal craft materials, simple and natural products for a range of craft projects.
- Crafting project kits for needle felting, knitting, sewing etc.
- A wide range of yarns, all with a high natural fibre content. Especially wool and alpaca.
- Beautiful wooden knitting needles – available to any length and personalised with your name or a message.
- Handspun and hand dyed wool for knitting, crochet and felting, yarn from unusual sources (vegan & eco-friendly yearns), haberdashery etc.
- Steiner Waldorf school supplies.
- Beautiful, practical, handmade items, all unique made by local craftspeople from natural materials.
Hawthorn Press. What were they doing in these photos? Painting peg dolls, of course! In the photo I share with you above, you can see Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men and the Shepherd all created by workshop participants from patterns in my book. I love seeing dolls created from my designs; even when following the patterns precisely each person manages to make their own dolls unique (I find the uniqueness of each doll to it's maker utterly delightful...)
Thank you to everyone who gave this book such a happy launch!