In this workshop you will learn how to use fabric sculpting techniques to create stunning statuettes. 

Through a series of video tutorials, artist, Abigail Lagden will take you through how to create this project step by step.  You will be shown how to build a base structure and how to add wings if desired. You will then learn how to use fabric sculpting techniques to 'dress' your statue - experiment with long and flowing for an angel or ragged for a ghoul. I will then demonstrate my special colouring technique so that you can really enhance the detail and textures using colours and shading.

Your finished statuette will stand approximately 40 - 50cm tall.

Project Kits

If you need the materials to build your statuette, you can buy one of my Statuette Workshop Project Kits in my online shop.

The Basic Project Kits contain everything you need to build the base structure of your statuette as well as fabrics and embellishments. 

The Full Project Kits contains everything in the basic kit, plus the fabric hardener, varnish, pigments, brush & gloves that you will need to complete the project.

Workshop Overview

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Meet Your Teacher

    • What to Expect From My Courses

    • How to Get the Most From This Course

  • 2

    Introduction to Fabric Sculpting and Fabric Hardeners?

    • What is Fabric Sculpting?

    • What are the Differences Between the Different Brands of Fabric Hardeners?

    • Guide to Working With Fabric Hardeners

  • 3

    Angels, Fairies and Ghouls - Fabric Sculpting Workshop

    • Introduction to Statuette Workshop

    • Materials - What are We Going to Need?

    • What Fabric Can We Use?

    • Prepare Your Workspace

    • Preparing the Base

    • Building Your Base Structure - Plaster Bust

    • Building Your Base Structure - Face Only

    • Adding Wing Structures

    • Wrapping Your Structure with T-Shirt Yarn

    • Planning How to Dress Your Statuette

    • Painting Your Base Structure (includes mixing fabric hardener colours)

    • Dressing Your Statuette - Sculpting with Fabrics

    • Applying Colour to Your Statuette

  • 4

    Additional Inspiration and Ideas

    • Other Statuette Examples & Designs

  • 5

    What Next?

    • You've Finished! What Now?

  • 6

    Additional Resources

    • Choosing Your Base Colour

    • Talking Textures

  • 7

    Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting

    • Help! I can't get the lid off the bottle!

    • Help! My fabric hardener has gone all runny/gloopy!

    • Sticky Sausage Fingers!

    • Looking after your tools (brushes, etc.)

    • Re-using & reducing plastic waste

    • Adding bling & other embellishments you don't want to paint

    • Working with plastic bases & embellishments

Online Workshop Terms & Conditions

By viewing/purchasing my online workshops, you agree to the following conditions:

  • You can only access the videos through this website. To access videos you have purchased, you need to be signed in to the account you bought them under.

  • The videos cannot be downloaded.

  • Online workshops are provided for your personal, private use only.

  • All intellectual property rights, including copyright in all content and communication belongs to Curiously Contrary/Abigail Lagden.

  • You may not copy, reproduce, modify, store, redistribute, publish or exploit commercially in any way, any part of my online workshops, either online or offline, digitally or in hard copy.

  • You may recreate the projects from my workshops to sell in small quantities.

  • If you share what you create by following my online workshops on social media, I ask that you acknowledge Curiously Contrary/Abigail Lagden as the provider of the workshop/designer of the project, and include a link to my website and/or facebook page.

If you have any questions about my online workshops, either before or after purchasing, please get in touch. Also, if you have any difficulties accessing my online workshops, please let me know.

In my videos I will share with you the skills and techniques that I have learnt, developed and mastered over a number of years. I have carefully designed and created the projects for my workshops to ensure they are suitable for people with all levels of experience before filming and editing the videos. At the end of this process, I hope that people will be able to follow them with ease and create some wonderful things.

Please respect the amount of time and effort that has gone into making these tutorials available to you by adhering to the conditions above.