Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Getting Ready to teach the Sleeping Mermaid Workshop in Indianapolis!

Sleeping Mermaid by Marla L. Niederer
I have been quietly working away getting ready to teach the Sleeping Mermaid workshop in Indianapolis to the Indy Dollmakers.
 
Sleeping Mermaid by Marla L. Niederer
While getting ready I had a little bit of fun embellishing the second Sleeping Mermaid that I made for the costuming tutorial included in the class. 
 
Sleeping Mermaids by Marla L. Niederer
I hope you enjoy the pictures!


Until next time…….
warm hugs,
Marla

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fire Goddess

Fire Goddess by Marla L. Niederer


I am so excited to be teaching Fire Goddess on AforArtistic!






Fire Goddess is a six week online cloth art doll class. 



To find out more about the class and to sign up for it click on the following link to AforArtistic.com

Until next time…….


Keep Calm and Needle Sculpt On

Warm hugs,
Marla


Monday, June 18, 2018

Pretty Little Things

I thought I would share with you some of the things you will find in my studio.  The first thing you will see is my featherweight sewing machine.  It was made in Great Britain during the 1950s.  It only can sew one type of stitch, the straight stitch, but it sews this stitch better than any other machine I have ever owned.  It is perfect for all of my doll making machine sewing.
 
My Favorite Sewing Machine
 I picked it up in an antique show quite a few years ago and ever since then every time I look at it a smile just comes to my face.  I don’t know who owned it before me but I like to think that a lot of happy things were created with this machine before it came home with me to my studio.
 
Sewing Companion by Marla L. Niederer
The second thing you will see in my studio is my Sewing Companion which I designed and created.  She is needle sculpted cloth and hand painted with watercolors.  She wears a pincushion hat and a scissor keeper on the front of her skirt. 
 
Sewing Companion by Marla L. Niederer
Of course I had to create a beaded fob for the scissor she wears!
 
Sewing Companion by Marla L. Niederer
I just posted a new video of a project I have recently completed on my Facebook page: OrsinisAngels
if you wish to stop by for a look.

Until next time……….
Warm hugs,
Marla

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I’m Back!

Do you ever get the feeling that your days keep flying by faster while it takes you longer to complete what you set out to do each day?   I just realized how long it has been since I sat down to chat with you and it has been way too long!
I’ve been keeping busy working on classes that I will be teaching, getting ready for the Quinlan show (which was so much fun), and experimenting with my needle sculpting techniques trying to take them to the next level.
One of the things I love the most about teaching classes is getting to see what my students create after taking my class.  I taught The Goddess at AFICC in the spring of 2017.
The Goddess by Marla L. Niederer

Christy Chumley shared with me some pictures of the second doll she made after taking the class.  Her doll came out absolutely gorgeous! So I thought I would share a few pictures that she sent me.  Don’t you just love her doll?
 
Doll created by Christy Chumley from Goddess class taught by Marla Niederer

Doll created by Christy Chumley from Goddess class taught by Marla Niederer

Doll created by Christy Chumley from Goddess class taught by Marla Niederer


Until next time…….
Warm hugs,
Marla

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ocean Goddess

If you have been wondering where I have been, I have been wrapped up in my undersea fantasy creating Ocean Goddess.  I cannot begin to tell you how many hours were spent in her creation.  I thought you might enjoy this video of her.

I will be bringing Ocean Goddess to the Quinlan Philadelphia show where I will be giving a presentation on headdresses for art dolls.
Keeper of the Earth by Marla L. Niederer

 
Hope you can join me there.

You can find out more about the Quinlan Art doll and Teddy bear conference here

I also just updated my workshops and events page if you wish to take a peek here
Until next time............
warm hugs,
Marla

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Just Wanted to Share….

Just wanted to share some pictures of what Christy Chumley made after taking my class The Goddess at Artistic Figures in Cloth and Clay last spring.  This is the picture of my Goddess
 
Goddess by Marla L. Niederer
and these are the pictures of Christy’s absolutely lovely Goddess.  I just love the colors she used!
 
Christy Chumley's Goddess from class taught by Marla L. Niederer
Christy Chumley's Goddess from class taught by Marla L. Niederer
Christy Chumley's Goddess from class taught by Marla L. Niederer
If you would like to learn how to needle sculpt I just opened my Etsy shop OrsinisAngels and have a couple of instant downloadable classes available on it.  You can see it here:

Until next time…….
Keep Calm and Needle Sculpt on
warm hugs,
Marla