Internationally-recognized doll artist Judy Brown will be presenting a doll wood carving workshop during the Sturbridge Miniatures Show, to be held the weekend of June 1 through June 3, 2018, in Sturbridge, MA.

“We’re thrilled that Judy Brown will be sharing her talent and tips with us,” said Sturbridge Miniature show organizer, Molly Cromwell, of MollyCromwell.com. “This is a very rare opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop to learn how to carve a wooden doll and we welcome both beginner and intermediate students, but space is very limited so please register today.”

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Judy Brown may best be known for her work in creating “HItty” dolls out of various types of wood, usually basswood. “Hitty” is based on the beloved children’s book, “Hitty, Her First Hundred Years,” by Rachel Field which was published in 1929. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in 1930. For more information on the artist please visit: http://judybrown.hittysplace.com/

The book is told from the point of view of an inanimate doll named Hitty (short for Mehitabel), who was constructed in the 1820s and has since traveled around the world.

Interestingly, “Hitty” was an actual early-nineteenth century doll, found in an antique shop by the author, Ms. Field. Hitty now resides in the Procter Museum & Archives of Stockbridge History at the Stockbridge Library in Stockbridge, MA, a short drive from Sturbridge, MA.

For more information or to register for this one-time only class, please visit: https://www.mollycromwell.com/Judy_Brown_Hitty_Class.pdf

For more information on the Sturbridge Miniatures show, please visit: https://www.mollycromwell.com/