dottie angel - TIF FUSSELL
An Eclectic Handcrafted dottie angel Workshop with a Vintage Vibe Suffolk, England

July 8 - 11, 2011
July 12 - 15, 2011

Following on from the success of her dottie angel workshop in Seattle 2010, Tif Fussell is delighted beyond all delights, to be returning to her home country of England to teach two back to back handcrafted workshops with a vintage vibe this July 2011.

dottie angel lives in a rundown cottage overlooking the sea. She has two airstream trailers in the yard, one is her studio and the other stores her vast collection of vintage notions. her eight children are home schooled and spend the day outside running barefoot and their evenings sitting by the fireplace, learning ancient crafting techniques. They never talk back to their mother and always smile. dottie has several chickens, seven rescued greyhounds and a bearded dragon named STIG. She spends most days dressed in an old vintage slip that belonged to her grandmother, which she customized. She thinks to herself, surely everyone dreams of living this life, or at least dressing like they do...

Tif is a Brit misplaced abroad in suburbia, she shares her world with her man, four children (who talk back), countless critters, some furry, others with feathers and one with a shell. On most days she can be found spending quality time with Miss Ethel, her trusty sewing machine and pottling around her local thrift store discovering forsaken souls on the shelves of despair. She often wears a customized slip and dreams of living dottie angel’s life.

Tif’s creations from recycled secondhand goodness and along with her nest ‘Mossy Shed’, have been featured in many international publications and her first book The Suitcase Series, Volume 2 featuring dottie angel is to be published by UPPERCASE in early summer 2011

In partnership with her soul sister Debbie she has set up Dottie Angel LTD and together they are producing beautiful dottie angel inspired products made ethically and in England.

She continues to handcraft and sell her wares on Etsy and also ramble upon her shiny place www.dottieangel.blogspot.com about day to day life with her family and staying on the righteous and goodly path of handcrafted and thrifty goodness… and yes it is most true to say she is loving every minute of it

Tif is proud to be a self taught crafter and loves to share her way of crafting with likeminded souls. If you have a passion for vintage and retro textiles to the point you find tears in your eyes when you talk about them, if a doily makes your knees weak and a yard of old lace has your heart beating a little faster, then a dottie angel workshop is perfectly perfect for you. Tif will spend her time wisely showing you how she goes about crafting the dottie angel way and by the end of your two day workshop you will be positively beaming with crafty pride at the peachy handcrafted goodness you hold in your hands.

This workshop includes:

  • 2 day workshop with dottie angel
  • 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, snacks + beverages
  • 3 nights accommodation at The Alde House on the beach in Suffolk, England
  • Walks on the beach, fires in the fire pit with tea and more vintage
  • More vintage fabric in one room then you ever thought possible.


Fee: $875.00 USD or 550.00 British £'s - airfare is not included.
Deposit: $500.00 USD or 300.00 British £'s - due when place in workshop is confirmed.
Final Payment of $375.00 USD or 250.00 British £'s due by May 10, 2011


Rita Silauri said, “The dottie angel craft workshop (in Seattle) was incredible. It was so well organized and just the right number of people so everyone connected so well. A weekend of good crafting, good meals together and lasting connections. Thank you Angela for an experience beyonds words.”

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