Workshop report

My very first workshop in US was very very successful! Thank you so much for 5 participants who came to attend this class from all over the country. My goal was to create 14 inch  Bru Jne 4 with Chevrot body in 4 days. It usually takes at least one month for me to make this type of doll so in order to finish this in just 4 days, l pre-made most of the parts as a kit. What we did in class was painting head in the morning and crafted the body in the afternoon. My painting technique was apparently very different from other doll makers and I was surprised and pleased to hear that it made them easier to paint Bru face. On the other hand, creating Chevrot body is extremely complicated and time consuming. I was not sure if we can finish this during class but we did it! All bodies came out beautifully so were the heads. We were all pleased how beautiful each Bru turned out when we assembled the body and attached eyes. We actually finished ahead of schedule so we used extra time for playing with dolls by dressing and taking photos. This was one of the most challenging event I have ever done so far but it was worth taking chance. Meeting new people and working together for 4 days was an amazing experience since I rarely get to see other doll artists in person. I hope to host another workshop in future ( probably next year) to share the knowledge and friendship with new people!


Workshop kit

Only few more days till my first workshop!  I just finished making kit for each participants. It usually takes few weeks for me to make one Chevrot style body because making each parts takes lot of time. We are going to assemble the body in 4 days during this workshop so I already pre-made most of the parts.

初めてのワークショップ開催まであと数日となりました。で、やっと参加者分のキットが出来上がりましたよ。ほっ(;^ω^) パーツを全部そろえるのにすごく時間がかかるので、普段は一体のボディを作るのに数週間かかるのですが、これを4日間で完成させるわけですから、パーツはすでに作ってあります。

I used image of my recently sold 14 inch Bru Jne as a box decoration.  ボックスの表紙は先日お迎えいただいた14インチのBru嬢です。

Kit includes all parts,materials,patterns and instructions.  キットの中身はパーツや必要材料全部、型紙、マニュアルなどです。(このマニュアル作るのすごく大変でした。パワーポイントのソフトを使いこなせることが出来て助かりました。(*^▽^*))

You can store finished doll in this box to take home with! 完成後はこのように箱に収納してお持ち帰りいただけます。

May workshop prep continues …

Few more weeks till my first workshop and I finally finished making parts for kit. Next job is to make instructions and design some printing materials. Organizing event involves so many small tasks that is not directly related to doll making and it would be impossible for me to prepare if I were still working as a nurse. I am so glad I now have time to tackle project as complicated as this.


Each participants will receive parts like this. They will be painting Bru face and making Chevrot body torso and upper arm. 参加者全員にこのパーツを用意しました。ヘッドを絵付けして、シェブローボディのトルソー、上腕部分を作り組み立てます。

Right is a sample Chevrot body I made. I will be teaching how to make this body and put it together as a doll in 4 day workshop. サンプル用に作ったシェブローボディです。この作り方を4日間で学び、最終日に組み立てます。