Class Starts: February 21, 2023
Of her eclectic style, the museum wrote, "An American original in the truest sense, Iris Apfel is one of the most vivacious personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design, and over the past 40 years, she has cultivated a personal style that is both witty and exuberantly idiosyncratic."
Day 1 - The body, part one.
Born and raised, in a small West Coast town in the South Island of NZ, in a family of eight, including my live-in maternal grandmother. Nana was instrumental in teaching and encouraging the arts of needlecraft and all sorts of other creativity, as well as cooking & gardening – I being the eldest girl, and had to pitch in. Dad was a war veteran and worked as a Fitter in the Railway, always friendly and out-going. Mum was socially and politically active on Boards in the community, local politics, and occasional backbencher in Parliament, through her work. She was also a nurse and after retirement, worked on the Hospital Board. I was the only one interested in pursuing the creative arts in my family.
The dolls on my Facebook Page, reflect my interests, and I have evolved into a self-taught Cloth Doll Artist, Pattern designer and needle sculpting tutor.