Making a rag doll


Friday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30


137,40 $ Can
15,00 $ Can
152,40 $ Can (without taxes)

* This workshop is open to all and is adapted for the young (12 years and up)

Spaces available


All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).


Explore the delicate world of doll making, playing with textile, a needle and thread. During this workshop you will make a ragdoll out of a pre-sewn body, and a lovely outfit to dress her up. Centered on hand sewing you will learn (or practice) very basic stitches to construct a unique doll, choosing within a well curated collection of fabrics and trimmings.

What to bring

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Any textile you might want to incorporate: felted sweater or fabric or laces or ribbons or buttons

Material provided:

  • Pre-sewn doll body
  • Polyfill
  • Needle and thread
  • Felted sweaters for the hair
  • Embroidery thread
  • Clothing patterns
  • A choice of fabrics and trimmings


Dominique Dansereau
French and English
Friday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30
Room 3 AFSPN


Dominique Dansereau

Dominique Dansereau

Dominique Dansereau studied fashion and textiles before becoming a doll seamstress and launching her first company—Rousskine. After creating alone for 7 years in a tiny studio filled with cats, she thought it was time to share her passion and knowledge. Doll- and plush-making classes seemed like a great way to start inspiring others. In her free time, Dominique likes to sew small collections of well thought-out objects. She also is the chief surgeon at the Raplapla Hospital for Fabric Companions.


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