“In traditional and modern times, worry dolls are given or lent to brooding and sorrowful children. The child would be encouraged to tell their doll about their sorrows, fears and worries, then they would hide the doll under their pillow during the night. The child would literally sleep ‘over’ the whole thing. In the morning, all sorrows are said to have been taken away by the worry doll.”
No matter how old you are, we all have fears and concerns which we would like to alleviate and find a solution to. Join artist Emma Cousin at Milton Keynes Arts Centre for a family-fun day of creative activities to make your very own worry dolls and discuss your worries whilst you make!
Create a hand-made doll from wire, wool and colourful pressed paper and textile materials. Taking care to confide in the doll with the support of your family and the workshop group, have a go at inventing your own traditions for expressing and overcoming your fears.
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