Get a head start on holiday gifting and celebrations by making some little mice from the scrap-basket. We’ll be hanging out warm and toasty inside Ragfinery in Bellingham, WA on November 9 from 1-4 pm, where you can spend an afternoon slow stitching your own little mouse finger puppet character. There are so many mice in children’s storybooks to inspire us (think Beatrix Potter classics, Stuart Little, Miss Bianca from the Rescuers, and there’s even a Pippa Mouse!). Let the illustrations be your starting point, or work from your own imagination.
We’ll be working with “boiled wool” fabric, upcycled from damaged sweaters and old wool yardage. Starting from machine-sewn basic shapes, I’ll share the fabric preparation technique and traditional toymaking techniques to finish and add character to the basic mouse. You can finish your mouse simply with a smart bow tie, or make it a complete costume.
Dig through the stash of provided fabrics and trims to clothe and accessorize a character. Added elements like banners, carol sheet, tiny packages can add personal messages and make it really special. A cook? An angel? A caroler?
All materials will be provided, and of course you can dip into Ragfinery if you have something else in mind. Craftdesignworks pattern/instructions will be included — basic hand-sewing skills and a pair of sharp scissors are all you’ll need to bring.
These little mice are a perfect size to use for special little gifts, stocking stuffers, ornaments, extreme package toppers, part of your holiday decor and tablescapes. They’ll bring special pleasure when they emerge from your holiday stash each year because you made them.
I’d love to see you…here are the details:
Little Scrap Mice workshop, November 9 2019, 1-4PM
Ragfinery 1421 N. Forest St. Bellingham, WA 98225