Breaking All the Rules

Pamela Huntington

Pamela Huntington

Pamela Huntington

Pamela Huntington is a mixed media artist with a background in fiber arts.  As her interests grew, the Connecticut Studio in her home expanded to encompass most of the first floor or her home Encaustics in the kitchen, art journals and customs books on a big table in the main room, fiber arts in a sewing room and digital arts transformed from old images and photographs in the study. She collects vintage and antique pieces, loves to try new techniques and incorporate them into her designs. Her publications credits include, Belle Armoire, Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studio, and Somerset Gallery. She has taught at ArtFest, Art Unraveled, Art-is-You, Art and Soul and Paper Cowgirl. Her work is in galleries, shops and juried shows. When not working she is likely to be outside on her 15 acres with her dog.. enjoying the inspiration of the woodland.

Little Prudy’s Doll House

Friday, October 9, 2015

Kit Fee: $20, All Levels, Project Class, Maximum Class Size 15 students

Pamela Huntington Little Prudy's Dollhouse

Pamela Huntington Little Prudy’s Dollhouse

This is a book dedicated to little girls of yesterday and their paper dolls. Little Prudy is the name I chose based on a series of old children’s books about a little girl named Prudy. For years I have collected Old and vintage paper dolls, some of which I have shared with students over the years for various projects. So, I decided to make a book using many of those paper dolls and some of the images of children I have also collected. I hope you will join me in for this class, it will be fun. The book will be about 6 inches tall and 5-1/2 inches wide.

I will bring pre-cut book covers and lots of paper doll and little girls’ images. However, I know many students want to have their own images and theme. So, please bring items for your book with your personal style. You will need to re-size them to no taller than 6 inches to fit in the book.  My book as many styles and types of paper dolls since it is a sample, but you might choose to create one with all ballet paper dolls or whatever you collect.

Supply List:

  • At least 6 sheets of 9 x 12 inch water color paper
  • Scissor in various sizes and types to use on fabric and paper
  • Needles thread
  • Various glues, I used Fabric Tack, and a good white glue, and some Zip Dry.. but whatever glue
  • You like will be great.
  • Inks, like ranger products, water soluble pencils or crayons.. what ever you like to color
  • Your watercolor paper.
  • A few brushes, the sponge brushes will be fine
  • Gesso – small container
  • Stencils if you have any you like, I will have some so this is optional
  • A few small Brads
  • 8 or 10 binder clips
  • Lots of fat quarters of fabric in colors to go with your theme.
  • Lots of scraps of lace, paper, old handkerchiefs, anything you might want to include
  • Collage together on your pages.
  • A Sewing machine or two to share with the class would be most helpful (Note, AnLiNa Designs can provide 1 machine, please indicate on your registration if you can provide one).

Kit includes pre-cut covers, printed sheets of paper dolls, printed sheets of paper dresses and clothing, fabric printed sheets with images of vintage children, paints, inks, fabric, lace, lots of extra goodies for you to use, GAC 100, and Pellon Wonder Under.

Sweet Magnolia Bunny

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Kit Fee: $20, All Levels, Project Class, Maximum Class Size 25 students

Pamela Huntington Magnolia Bunnies

Pamela Huntington Magnolia Bunnies

I love making these sweet bunnies and I think you will have fun making them, too.  We will start with vintage images from old paper dolls printed on fabric.  We will sew, stuff and create the costumes for your bunny in our own style.   I will share with you how I distress them to get really old vintage look.  And I am adding some new features to this class, we are going to learn how to make tiny woodland crowns for these bunnies as well as fabric covered wired wings. I hope you can join me.. this is going to be a lot of fun!  Please note this is all done by hand, I don’t use a sewing machine for this project, but I will bring a small one just in case it is needed.

Supply List:

  • Basic sewing supplies, needles, thread and etc.
  • Bag of Stuffing.. choose one with a Non-slippery feel to it.
  • Lot sof small scraps of fabric, laces and embellishments to dress to your
  • bunnies
  • The bunny is about 12 inches tall, so you can plan the size of the
  • pieces you will need.
  • A small bottle of GAC 100, available at Michaels
  • Fabric Glue
  • Small beads and flowers for the crowns

Kit includes images on fabric, supplies for distressing, felt for the ears, wire, ribbons, laces, tulle and lots of other goodies, heat tool, glue gun, wire for wings, and base materials for crowns