Doll Making Workshop in Scotland

Hello!
It has taken some deliberation,
but I am finally able to announce that I will be hosting two DOLL MAKING WEEKENDS
this autumn!
The weekends will take place at my home studio in the Scottish Highlands.

WEEKEND ONE: 20-23 September 2019
WEEKEND TWO: 18-21 October 2019

Spaces will be limited, I can host a maximum of four people per weekend.
I will make the spaces available in my shop on

Monday 27th of May at 8pm GMT

What we will be doing:

During the weekend each participant will be creating a textile art doll from scratch,
which of course can be taken home after the workshop.
Story telling, painting, sewing, embroidery, choosing of materials, character building, all these things will be part of the creation process.
But your own imagination and inspiration, the story that you want to tell with your doll and how to achieve it, this will be the main focus throughout the weekend.
You do not need much experience in doll making or sewing, as I will guide you through each step of the process.
The weekend includes simple, but very cozy accommodation at a B&B in the village (Glenelg) which is three miles from my studio.
The scenery is stunning, with dramatic views over the sea to the Isle of Skye.
I can arrange pick ups between my studio and the B&B if needed.

WHEN

Each workshop is given during the weekend on the Saturday and Sunday,
and we will be working at my own home studio.
To make the most of these days, we will start early,
so arrival at the Glenelg B&B will be on the Friday night.
The workshop ends on Sunday evening, but Sunday night accommodation is included for those who would like to stay for another night, as traveling here is difficult in the evenings.

WEEKEND ONE: 20-23 September 2019
Includes three nights and two days
arrival: Friday evening 20 September
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 the workshop runs from 09:30 am until 05:30 pm on both days
departure: Monday morning 23 September

WEEKEND TWO: 18-21 October 2019
Includes three nights and two days
arrival: Friday evening 18 October
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 the workshop runs from 09:30 am until 05:30 pm on both days
departure: Monday morning 21 September

WHERE

I live and work on the beautiful West Coast of the Scottish Highlands.
My home and studio is just three miles outside the village Glenelg.
Glenelg is an ancient settlement which is located on the mainland, with Isle of Skye across the water.
I myself am in Glen More, three miles outside the village, where a few crofters live and work.
There are not many people here, most my neighbours are sheep and (Highland) cows…
The B&B where you will be staying the three nights is in the village of Glenelg itself.
It is an old house where I stayed myself ten years ago, when I first came up to this part of the world.
It belongs to a friend of mine, a character larger than life itself.
His house is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful garden, the sea and out towards the Isle of Skye.
He has four individual B&B rooms, a shared bathroom, a cozy sitting room with roaring firing where you are always welcome to share a drink, and you will have breakfast there in the morning.
I can arrange for pick ups to and from my studio if needed.

Glenelg seen from the hill

PRICES

The weekend is all-in at 500 GBP per person.
This includes 3 nights at the B&B with breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning.
The workshop runs on Saturday and Sunday and all materials are provided.
Upon your arrival there will be a simple, home cooked meal waiting for you at the B&B.
Lunches will be provided in my house.
On Saturday night we will have a meal at the Inn,
this is not included and at own cost.
After the workshop ends on Sunday evening, everyone is free to enjoy themselves for the duration of the night and I am happy to give tips on where to go and what to do locally.
If you would like to stay for a longer period of time in Glenelg or the area, I am happy to point you into the direction of places to stay and go.

HOW TO GET HERE

CAR:
From Inverness, drive in the direction of Kyle of Lochalsh via the A87.
At Shielbridge you turn left, it is signed posted as Glenelg scenic route. You pass the pony trekking site and the road takes you all the way up over Mount Rattagan.
Be aware that this is a single track road and in places quite a steep route. Once over the mount, you drive down into the region Glenelg. After about three miles you get to a T-junction. Right is towards the ferry, left towards the village. Take the left hand road, you then drive onto the main street, pass the shop on your left and the Inn on your right. Keep going, you will drive passed the wee church and around the bend you will see the war memorial by the sea.
Keep going and just before you get to the the pier, there is a sharp left. Takes this track that leads you up a small hill (quite bumpy)
The B&B is at the top of this little hill and is called Glenelg House. You will see the Glenelg House sign, and you get there by driving over the cattle grid and into the garden, where you will see parking space on your right.

TRAIN:
The nearest train station is Kyle of Lochalsh
You can get there via Inverness.
Book trains early, as the price increases dramatically closer to date!
When in Kyle, you can take a taxi service to Glenelg,
it is about 28 miles.

BUS:
Coach services by Scottish City Link run from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh to Shielbridge.
From Shielbridge you can take a taxi service to Glenelg.
Make the booking with the taxi in advance.
There is also a community run taxi service called The Bug which runs between Shielbridge and Glenelg.
It has limited availability and needs to be pre-booked.
Closer to date I can look into the option of using this service for you if needed.

The closest Airport is Inverness Airport

GROUPS:
If you would like to come with a group, please let me know in advance and we can arrange a weekend just for you and your friends or family!

IMPORTANT:
I can only go ahead with the workshops if I have at least THREE bookings per weekend.
In the unfortunate event that I don’t, you will be refunded.
It is important therefor that you do not make any travel arrangements until the workshops are confirmed.
Once the four available spaces per weekend go live in my shop, I do not know how quickly they sell out, sand I cannot guarantee you the opportunity to book multiple spaces at once.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• The B&B rooms are private but not en-suite and differ in size
• Please note that there are cats living at the B&B
• My lovely dog called Flynn lives at my house/studio
• Lunches are freshly made at home, please let me know if you have any dietary requests
• The B&B nor my studio are palatial,
but I love where we are and I hope you will too 🙂
• There are many amazing historical sites in the area, such
the Brochs
the Barracks
and the famous castle Eilean Donan is closeby!
In fact, if you are traveling between Kyle of Lochalsh and Glenelg, you will pass it!

Eilean Donan Castle

 

Many thanks for reading,
I hope I will be able to welcome you soon to this very special part of the world and share a creative weekend with you.
If you have any questions,
please get in touch via anouk@pantovola.com

x Anouk x

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