22 November: Doll-making Workshop with Hilary Jean Tapper
Illustrator and artisan doll-maker Hilary Jean Tapper is offering a free doll-making workshop to tie in with our Natural Born Storytellers theme of Childhood. Hilary creates handmade courage dolls that inspire a feeling of old-fashioned comfort and imagination, so often overlooked in our fast-paced world. The soft cloth dolls are a conduit to and a symbol of the brave and innocent inner child within us all – the one who loves to play, be seen and above all be loved. Hilary is a lover of gardens, quietness, long forest wanders, reading, drawing and making little people. Her work with dolls draws from her own childhood memories of beloved toys. "I consider it a blessing and a great service to create soft friends that go out into the world to inspire a little imagination and courage – for people of all ages." Find Hilary Tapper on Facebook and follow her creative journey on Instagram @hilaryjeantapper
The doll-making workshop
When? 22 November 2019 at 5pm
Where? Exchange Christchurch, 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch
What to bring? All materials provided though you are welcome to bring your own cloth and sewing materials
Price: Free! though koha is welcome so that Exchange Christchurch can continue to run creative community projects.