This highly practical guide to cloth doll making is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as experienced needlecrafters Jan s beautiful dolls are exquisitely made, yet by breaking the process down into easy to follow steps, they become surprisingly easy to achieve Full of character and life, Jan s dolls are made using a wide range of colourful fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons and are ideal for using up scraps and oddments of materials There are clear, step by step instructions for making hands, feet and faces, together with diagrams where needed, and useful templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book With three different projects to choose from, and three alternative designs using different colour schemes and materials, this book provides the means to make your own gorgeous doll, whatever your ability, and gives ideas and inspiration for many ....
|Title||:||Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls|
|Publisher||:||Search Press February 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||791 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls Reviews
LOVE this Doll book. Easy read, great fun and progressive.
This was my first book on how to make dolls. This book has inspired me to make many dolls I just have to work up the courage to make the doll in the book. The book has full illustrations and a CD that walks you through the steps slowly. There are also videos on line to help you out.
Three beautiful doll projects are included in this book, but it's the detailed instructions and close up photos that make this book a winner. There are many tips included that help you successfully construct a doll from start to finish. As I am a beginner doll maker, I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to other beginners with at least some intermediate sewing skills.
I'm a closet artist who has recently been inspired to share my gift with the world. Jan Horrox's book is the best combination of written and visual instruction on creating cloth dolls that I have seen. I've purchased other books for double the price and still had far too many questions. I love the Marcella Welch Nubian Dancer collection of fabric dolls (I have two encased beautifully in large acrylic boxes). So, I'm thrilled to have the guidance from Jan Horrox to create my own line of dolls inspired by great dance visionaries like Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Kathrine Dunham, Anna Halprin, Gabrielle Roth and others. This is coming together in a way that feels perfectly Divine... Thanks Jan!
Absolutely amazing book! Wish like heck I could attach a photo of my first doll from this book. It has several doll patterns and really, you should make them in order as each teaches a new / different technique. Lots of great information, little tips and tricks. Here are a few I have learned from my experience:
Great photos, easy to read instruction. I am a former bear artist but struggle with sewing clothing like shirts with cuffs - something I find complicated because the instructions are so confusing. This book has very clear instructions supported by photos so I feel any beginner could take this book and make wonderful dolls. I am very happy to have this book! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1844484580/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title
Great basic doll making resource.
Fascinating book for anyone interested in unusual doll making. Easy to follow. Great inspiration.