2013 Tonner Convention - Seminars & Workshops
"Candy Stripe Cutie" Smocked dress for all 10" Tonner and Effanbee dolls
By Jean Stanton
Come create a darling smocked yoke style "1930's" dress for your little cutie. Kit contains a dress which will be fully constructed (except for pleated yoke at neckline). I will provide needle, embroidery thread, snaps and printed instructions. You will smock the yoke. Please bring scissors to class. You will be instructed on basic technique stitches and placement of stitches to provide different patterns.
Limited to 25
By Melanie Kiefer, Tonner Doll Company
Friday, 2:30 – 4:30pm
In this workshop, you will learn how to do a basic ponytail, how to braid 3-strand and 2- strand, and shape i into a beautiful updo. Tips on creating other styles will be discussed also.
-An Ellowyne rooted head (Your choice of blonde or auburn)
-a styling stand
-clamp (to be returned)
Limited to 50
Recycling People Jewelry for Dolls
By Marcia Friend
Saturday, 10 – 11:30am
The workshop teaches both basic jewelry skills and design. Students are taught how to find suitable jewelry for recycling and tips on how to use pieces they find. The kit contains some awesome human earrings, jewelry findings and basic jewelry making instructions. Marcia will show samples in the class, but students are encouraged to design their own pieces with the materials they are given. It is suitable for any skill level, from beginner to experienced. This class is applicable to all sizes and kinds of dolls.
Students need to bring needle nose pliers and flu cutters (flush cutters/button shank removers are highly preferable to most cutters found in a craft store)*. Students should also bring a doll for fitting.
*Tools can be provided for $16/set. Please order tools online through your registration account no later than April 15th.
Limited to 30
Cost is $20
An Afternoon with Robert Tonner: The Man Behind the Mask
By Robert Tonner
Come spend a delightful hour with the man who started it all, and is responsible for the great joy we’ve discovered in Tonner dolls. Robert will give a spellbinding presentation, and you’ll be fascinated, entertained and captivated with his notions about dolls, fashion and collecting. As always, there will be a Q&A, so that you may ask the burning questions Robert so enjoys answering. Attending the seminar is free, but you must sign up for a ticket, because seating is limited. See you there!
Limited to 225