Creating Lily, an ak Felt Doll for Children

Discovering the Joy of Creativity


It's school holidays again - the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and have some creative fun.  

We've been teaching children to sew, knit and felt for more than 20 years and our handmade Felt Dolls continue to be the most popular project by far.  In this set of workshops you'll learn all about working with wool felt, basic sewing and embroidery stitches and you will leave with a charming felt doll of your own.  The workshop includes all a complete project kit, ak's Felt  Dolls and Accessories Book and a copy of the companion book, Felt Flower Fairies, a felt needle case, and generous use of all our house 'stash'.

In this small, friendly class my aim is to foster and encourage creativity, build the foundations for lifelong love of making as well as teaching handwork skills.  There is no time pressure and the atmosphere is non-competitive - everyone learns and works at the own rate.  

A range of kits are available and clothes can be personalised.

Check out ak's website to see more images and information about Lily, our 26cm doll.

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What you will learn

  • Children will go home excited about what they've made and keen to continue.

What you will get

  • In additional to a complete Felt Doll kit, everyone will go home with The Magic Garden Felt Book, a tote bag and felt needle cas e. Classes also include moving tea with homemade, healthy treats.
Parking Info

The ak studio is actuallyba separate building behind number 80 Glenferrie Rd Malvern. You enter from the Wattletree Rd carpark, opposite Lincraft in Wattletree Rd (look for the Royal Nut Company shop in Wattletree Rd).  
If you park and then turn to face Glenferrie Rd, you’ll see our sign and hanging baskets.

We are also easily accessible using the tram along Glenferrie Rd or the Station which is a short walk away. 

What to bring

  • Just bring your enthusiasm - everything else is provided

What to wear

Casual comfortable clothes

Appropriate for

9 - 11 year olds are best suited to this class.

ak traditions

Vendor since 2021

Tradition evolves ... and the ak traditions story has certainly evolved organically over the past two decades.  But throughout the journey, while the products have changed the focus has remained the same and continues to shape  everything I that design.   What began as a contemporary gallery showcasing decorative Central Asian textiles from Kyrgystan has grown to include traditionally inspired, artsan quality toys and collectibles, creative books and patterns, complete how-to kits, custom fabrics and knitting wools and importantly workshops ... all aimed at inspiring our customers and helping them to make own version of ak designs.  

Colour, quality, finish and attention to detail and love have been a hallmark of everything we've done from our very first Mia finger puppet and continue to guide ak today.

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Refund Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 48 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, ak traditions requires at least 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email to organise.

- Partial refunds. ak traditions has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Due to our small class numbers, ak traditions does not routinely offer refunds, transfers or makeup sessions for missed classes.  If you can't make a class, you can arrange with ak traditions to send someone else in your place.  The option of rescheduling  a class is at the discretion of ak traditions. 

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by ak traditions, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at ak traditions or organised by ak traditions must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by ak traditions


I agree to give ak traditions unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at ak traditions  classes and events or on ak traditions premises. (For use of ak traditions marketing materials).


ak traditions requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by ak traditions, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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