recap by Julia See, grade 12, teen blogger


The kawaii doll making workshop winded down the afternoon at the library. We made a little duck named Elizabeth. This is a character from the anime Gintama that the Anime Club watched earlier in the day. To make the doll, we first cut out different colored felt from stencils, then we sewed it together. The instructor, Liane Shih, is a professional doll maker and showed us different types of stitches and methods to put together a doll. For some people, sewing came naturally and they quickly put together the doll in one and a half hour. Others got frustrated with sewing or cutting, and went home with an unfinished doll and materials (but of course they still had fun!). Overall, it was a fun afternoon filled with cheerful laughter and cries of rage.

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This workshop was conducted by Liane Shih on July 18, 2015 at Pasadena Central Library.  Photos by Liane Shih.

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