MONDAY 1:00pm – 3:00pm
FRIDAY 10:00am – 2:00pm
MONDAY 1:00pm – 3:00pm
FRIDAY 10:00am – 2:00pm
It works best to make this doll’s body of stretch, knit brown fabric, stuffed to feel firm, but not hard. Click on the heading to see a picture showing the stages of making a doll. You can also look closely at the examples pictured in our Gallery to give you ideas. There are many more fabulous examples in our book “100 DOLLS, COUNTLESS HEARTS” which may be purchased from our shop.
We have designed a new doll, called Simple Doll, which lends itself to a production line system … after Bertha Magoge, TREE director, commented that they see 40,000 children each year! Big thanks to Dolls and Daydreams for the inspiration for this adaptable pattern for boy and girl dolls.
Click on the header to view and download the Zebra pattern.
Our Headquarters at Anderson Road Community Centre in Forresfield WA, will no longer open on Mondays.
From Tuesday 25th April, 2023 opening times are:
Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm
Fridays 10am – 2pm
To contact us please use the Contact Us button on the top right of this page.
Our Centre will be CLOSED on Friday 5th November as our volunteers are required elsewhere.
Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 8th November.
Mondays 1pm – 3pm
Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Friday 3rd December, 2021 will be the final date and we will be closed through the festive season. 2022 opening dates and times will be posted in January 2022.
Opening hours for our headquarters Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield are:
Mondays 1pm – 3pm commencing Monday 8th February 2021. Public Holidays Excluded.
Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm commencing Friday 26th February 2021.
With our recent shipment now on it’s way to KZN Our volunteers are taking a well earned break from delivery and sorting tasks.
Our Centre at Anderson Road Forrestfield will be closed on Monday 2nd November 2020 and Monday 16th November 2020.
Our centre at 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield (Anderson Road Community Centre) will be closed on Friday 25th September 2020. Normal opening times for Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm will resume the following week Friday 2nd October 2020
To celebrate the reopening of our Headquarters in the Anderson Road Community Centre, Forrestfield, we are offering for a limited time only, our book “100 dolls Countless Hearts for the children of KwaZulu Natal for the very special price of just $5 (PICK UP ONLY and CASH ONLY) from 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield WA
Open for sales Fridays 10 am – 2pm
Our next shipment of dolls to KwaZulu Natal, the first we have been able to send since December 2019 is now scheduled!
To be included in this shipment completed dolls need to be received at our Headquarters, Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road, Forrestfield WA on or before Monday 21st September, 2020.
Dolls can be delivered to the Anderson Road Centre on Mondays 1pm – 3pm or Fridays 10am – 2pm.
Dolls may also be posted to our postal address: PO Box 118 Forrestfield WA 6058.
We are pleased to advise that our Headquarters in the Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield, Western Australia, is open again!
Opening hours are: Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Closed on public holidays).
Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm.
COVID-19 procedures are in place including a 10 person limit in the main meeting room.
Uthando Project would like to thank Deborah Campbell, who after eight years of co-ordinating the wonderful dollmakers group in Bunbury WA, is moving on to other local community art works. Deb’s tireless commitment to making dolls, recruiting and sharing your skills with others and managing fundraising events has ensured that hundreds of children in KwaZulu Natal have been able to receive a doll of their own. We will miss her visits to our Perth cente, her car packed to the rafters with bags of dolls ready for shipment. Will be looking out for you Deb, at Bunbury art events, especially Tree Street Safari!
In line with current community efforts being made to reduce the risk of Corona virus spread, Headquarters at Anderson Road Community Centre in Forrestfield WA will be closed, until further notice.
We ask that you keep any completed dolls you have made until we are able to reopen.
Dollmaking activities at CWA, Albany WA: Multicultural Centre, Fremantle WA: Sorrento WA, and Cygnet Tasmania have also been suspended.
Uthando Project thanks all our supporters for their commitment and dedication to ensuring more children in KZN can receive a doll. We wish you all a happy and safe festive season and look forward to seeing you again in 2020.
Our headquarters at Anderson Road Community Centre, Forrestfield WA will close Friday 13th December to reopen on Monday February 3rd, 2020 1:30pm to 4pm.
November 2019 Newsletter available to read in our “News” section now! Thanks to all the dollmakers for submitting items and photos of events for sharing.
Please note that the postal address for Uthando Project has changed.
Uthando Project now has it’s very own postal box address: Please send all items to us at: Uthando Project, PO Box 118 FORRESTFIELD WA 6058
Uthando Project will again be at the WA Craft Fair at Claremont Showgrounds this year. The Craft Fair has combined with the WA Woodwork Fair to bring patrons a huge range of stalls and displays over three days for one ticket price. Follow link for details and to purchase tickets early. Come and visit the Uthando Project stall to talk to our supporters and check out the range of beautifully crafted items we will have for sale. Or sponsor a doll and include a note to the child who will receive it. All proceeds raised contribute to costs of freighting dolls to the children of KwaZulu Natal
‘It’s that time of year again. We have thousands more dolls ready for shipment to South Africa later this month and we appreciate any donations that help towards the cost of the freight. Each doll costs about $1.50 to send so a donation of $15 will help send 10 dolls. $100 will ship a whole bag of dolls. Any amount is always appreciated and helps spread the joy of Uthando dolls. Help light up a life! Don’t forget EOFY and all donations are tax deductible!’
Many thanks to City of Cockburn for supporting us in hosting dollmaking workshops at Coolbellup Library on Thursday afternoons and for displaying our dolls at Success Library.
Albany Group invited dollmakers to join them for a fun weekend gathering. Never enough time for photos. Many thanks to Laura from CWA holiday units, staff at the Museum of the Great Southern – Albany, Trish and Chris everyone else for helping out.
The May 2015 Uthando Newsletter is now online and bumper packed – we hope to see you at one of the many upcoming events in 2015