Thursday, 17 March 2011

Two Dolls: An introduction to our HQ

Two Dolls H.Q. brings you…

73 Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1EN.

Opening hours – 10am-5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday

(More days will be added as The Dolls settle into their roles as business impresarios)

If you don’t know already Two Dolls are Zoe Venditozzi and Jill Skulina. Zoe is a Writer; she is currently studying a Masters in Creative Writing at Dundee University. Zoe is also an editorial intern and programmer of Salons for Literary Dundee. She was previously a teacher at Craigie High School, Dundee for many years.

Jill is a Visual Artist who currently works at Dundee Rep in the Wardrobe Department where she was recently commissioned to create puppets for The Rep production of Sleeping Beauty. She is leaving The Rep in the middle of March to focus on Two Dolls. Jill has a Masters in Fine Art and a BDes (hons) in Interior and Environmental Design both from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

Two Dolls aim to bring creative circles together within Dundee. Zoe and Jill will be hosting events and workshops with the main focus of imparting knowledge and bringing people together. Bringing about creative partnerships, collaborations or skill swaps. They are also committed to showcasing new and existing talent. Workshops will be held both within the new H.Q. and as satellite events in alternative venues around Dundee and Fife.


If you would like to submit your work to us for selling or exhibiting, please email or post us a short statement about your work, your c.v. and examples of your creativity. Our H.Q. is quite compact so no massive work please.

If you are a writer or performer we can offer you the opportunity to try your work out on a small audience by hosting intimate readings or performances.

Two Dolls H.Q can be used out with opening hours to host your own workshops for £30 half days and evenings, £50 full day. Email us a short workshop proposal and your intended dates. We will also advertise your event on our social networks and our mailing list. If required you would also have access to sewing machines irons and tea/coffee facilities. Capacity for up to approx 20 people depending on the workshop and equipment needed.

If you would like to submit work, ideas or generally be involved with Two Dolls either message us on Facebook or email us at

Regular stuff.

Sewing machine hire – £6 per hour/£3.50 per half hour (this includes access to iron.) Additional 50p if you require thread. Drop in and use our machines for repairs, alterations or any project you wish. Jill will be on hand to help with any sewing problems or give advice. Price also includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

Beginners basic sewing tutorial - £10 per hour. Learn how take up hems, sew on buttons etc, bring in a specific garment to work on or learn general skills. Best to book a slot to make sure we can give you our full attention.

Loop and Hook and Creative writing – will run on a regular basis once we establish the best time and day to hold it. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Loop and Hook. Bring along a knitting/crochet project or start one from scratch, the dolls will be on hand to talk through ideas if you’re stuck. For any level of experience. £3 per session, Price includes tea and coffee. One to one sessions to get you started available for £8.

Book by emailing or phone Jill 07974665943 or Zoe 07557361673

Future Plans (no dates yet) - Workshops and Events

New writing readings

Speed Networking

Creative Writing

Mingle and Make

· Illustrators and Writers

· Film makers and Script writers

· Apron Strings

· Dress – Dressmaking.

· Machine Embroidery

· Quick and Dirty - Speed Crafting

· Fanzines

· Loop and Hook - Knitting and Crochet time

· Mingle and Date – singles night the Two Dolls way.

· Song writing

· Jingle and Make – festive making