My friend Claire teaches art classes and workshops, including one on doll-making.
She learned this skill so she could make 3-D models of the characters she wrote about and drew in her first published book, Little Wing.
Some of her students wanted to try their hand at making dolls too, so the workshops were born.
I recently spent a day photographing Claire and her students. When I arrived they were making hands, which I know from my own doll-making attempts are VERY fiddly.
And very rewarding when you get it right.