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Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
with Siān Nolan and
Laura Andrews

13th - 15th March 2020
Moor Hall


Great Escapes are so pleased to welcome Laura as a new tutor in 2020. Laura is a top international tutor visiting from USA ,teaming up with Siān for a very special weekend.

All three of these fun self-supporting Matryoshka Nesting Dolls are truly nesting. They open and close securely, even the smallest one. So these are not just nesting dolls, they are beaded beads.
As well as the original Matryoshka Dolls, Laura has also designed a Petryoshka set including a parrot, cat and dog and is currently working on a Christmas set.  And there’s also the modern ‘Black & White’ set Siān designed, so plenty of choice available for different tastes. The tiny dolls are the perfect size to be strung as a locket, or in multiples for a necklace.

Students can choose to make the traditional Russian, Christmas or animal Matryoshka nesting doll sets. Students will learn to shape the sturdy, stringable, openable beaded beads using different sized beads. Students will need to be comfortable with tension control and have prior experience of Peyote and Right Angle Weave. Largest Doll measures 7cm tall, middle doll 5cm, small doll 3.5cm.