The Screaming Mimis Workshop is a free Yahoo Group established by Sandra Bejster especially for folks making my dolls. I am a member and I try to visit and answer questions whenever I am needed.
From the opening message that created the group:
The Screaming Mimis Workshop is a group dedicated to the dolls made by Gloria "Mimi" Winer's patterns.
In this group, we will be able to post questions regarding workshop "homework" and dolls we are making from non-workshop related patterns. My hope is that we can use this group to post pictures of our progress, areas we are having trouble with and finished products.
The group also discusses general dollmaking questions. Many of the members are working on other designer's patterns, and some on their own creations. Both other dollmakers, and Mimi, offer practical solutions and techniques when anyone needs help. Everyone is welcome.
We hold a weekly "chat" on Sunday evenings from 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time. Come hear the "dolly dirt" and learn about what's new before it gets to the web site or blog.
The group members are currently working on the High Priestess, Drawing Down the Moon which is still being tested in classes around the country, and the free Mimi Pattern, An Elf Named Stretch which you can download from the front page of this website. The Screaming Mimis Workshop will soon be adding Mimi's Modular Mermaid and other Mimi patterns.
The group has a file area where revised pattern sheets and instructions are posted, a photo gallery where each dollmaker can display her dolls (and if she wishes, ask for critiques), and a general discussion group where the members help each other solve problems, receive encouragement, and learn to be better dollmakers.
Since we may be moving to a different group soon, the easiest way to join right now is to send Sandra an e-mail at email@example.com, and she will send you a personal invite.