Ethnic-Inspired Dolls

Oct 26, 2024 1:00PM—Oct 27, 2024 5:00PM


SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341


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Raid your stash for special fabric scraps, trims, and bits of jewelry, and join us to create a unique, ethnic-inspired doll. You'll start with a base doll form and then add unique stitched and embellished garments. Will your doll be Sami, Nepalese, Maasai, or Eastern European-inspired, or a unique blend of many traditional styles? Will your doll represent your past or future travels, your heritage, or the style of dress associated with your favorite cuisine? Wherever you start, your doll will evolve as you stitch, with special embellishments adding meaning. When you finish, your doll will be as unique as you are.

Originally a ceramics major, Hellenne Vermillion fell in love with silk painting over ten years ago and she's been creating various silk works for shows and art sales ever since. She is also an experienced, giving, and patient instructor who teaches a wide variety of textile techniques. View Hellenne's artwork at

$120 – $145

Additional Supply Fee: None, $20 for sewn and stuffed doll forms and small scraps of fabric is included in the cost of the class.

Scholarship Available: No

Level: Open to all skill levels.

Minimum Number of Students: 6 by October 12, 2024
Maximum Number of Students: 15

Required Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Needles, including a bead needle if you think you'll need one.
  • Threads for hand sewing, including specialty/embellishment threads you already have.
  • Small scraps of fabrics that have meaning to you.
  • Any beads, doodads, trims, etc. that you'd like to use.

Class Schedule: Class will be in-person at the SEFAA Center from 1 to 5 pm on:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2024
  • Sunday, October 27, 2024