Monday, November 25, 2013

Boudoir Lamp Workshop

Boudoir Lamp Workshop

This workshop will take place 

Friday, February 28
Saturday, March 1

from 9:30 - 4

in my home in Danville, CA.

This 2 day workshop will have you creating a wonderful lamp like the vintage 
boudoir lamps you see.

You will create a "half doll" of your choice....either a bunny or a bird.

She will become the top half of your lamp while an old metal lampshade
will be her skirt.  She will sit atop a tall spindle and her dress will
light on the underside.

This will be a larger piece and when you are finished it will break down into 2
pieces for traveling with or shipping.  I will have shipping
supplies available if that is the route you wish to take.

This is an intermediate class.  Basic sewing skills are necessary.
Some power tools will be used but I will be happy to help
you if you are not comfortable.

Types of tools and supplies needed will be:

Basic Sewing Supplies
Fabrics, trims, laces, etc that you will use to dress your doll.

Lunch will be served both days.

Alameda Pointe Antique Market is Sunday, March 2
for those that might be interested.  If it rains, the market is
pushed back to the next weekend but there is still
much to do in the area.

If you are flying in, you would want to fly into the Oakland, CA airport.
I am about 30 mins from there.

The closest hotel is the Danville Sycamore Best Western.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Upcoming 2011 workshops

One Spot Left!!

Friday, September 30 
11 am to 5 pm
Saturday, October 1
11 am to 5 pm

~In the studio workshop~
Danville, California
(about 45 minutes East of San Francisco)

Grab a great frame and  join me as we create a whimsical shadowbox and fill it with a lovely holiday or seasonal creation.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to sculpt 2 wonderful dollies.  We will discuss sculpting tools, sculpting methods, dry times and drying options.  We will also create a shadowbox, decorate the inside and finish the outside so your girl will have a place to reside.  On day 2 we will complete one of your two sculpted pieces.  We will paint and antique and then we will discuss costuming, how to costume without a pattern, and learn how to create accessorizes.  We will then adhere her to the inside of the shadow box to complete the project.

This workshop includes a light lunch on Friday and Saturday and will end with dinner on the patio Saturday evening.  Bring your art to show, share and sell on Saturday eve.  Sunday you will have the option to rise and shine very early and caravan over to the Alameda Flea Market for a morning of shopping for treasures.

Seats are limited.  
Cancellation refunds are available if your seat is filled by another student.

Schedule and materials list will be provided upon registration.  

Coming from out of town?  This hotel is right close by.
Flying in?  Oakland airport is closest.

Need a roommate or want to share a rental car?  Let me know and I will be happy to connect you with other students who are also looking.


October 16, 2011
Gilding the Lily workshop
Information coming soon!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring Workshops

Saturday, April 24, 2010
Gilding The Lily
305 N. Harbor Blvd. Suite 101
Fullerton, CA 92832


Saturday, May 22, 2010
In my studio !
Danville, CA

Bellina the Bluebird

Come play with me!

We will get our hands dirty as we mold pieces and parts for this tweet little birdie. We will paint her up and then design and sew a wonderful dress for her. You bring the fabrics so you get to pick her colors and style!!

Supply list:

Paint and brushes
Rhinestone button or pin
crepe paper
5-6 inch doll needle
Needles and pins

Basic Sewing Knowledge Necessary

~To sign up for the April 24 class at Gilding the Lily, please contact Dede Warren, class manager, at 714-757-0558. You can also view the class details on the Gilding the Lily blog.

~To sign up for the May 22 class in my studio, please email me.

~Class Fee is 115. per person, prepaid and non-refundable 1 week after registering.
~Lunch is included for the May 22 class.