Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures

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Quarry Books, Feb 9, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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In this unique and beautiful book, beloved doll-designer Barbara Willis guides readers through various approaches to doll design and basic and advanced construction techniques. Through the creation of three complete step-by-step projects, readers will develop color boards, learn to use vintage images, create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cloth dolls, learn sophisticated costuming techniques, and gain knowledge of elaborate soft sculpting. A gallery shares the inspirational work of several well-known doll artists who have created their own versions of each project. Complete patterns and templates are included.

 

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This guide to cloth-doll making provides step-by-step instruction from idea to creation, as well as a gallery of inspirational art pieces. A variety of design techniques are presented, especially for ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
Getting Started Choosing Fabrics Creating a Color Palette Tools and Using Basic Techniques
9
Creating Gabriella A Flat and Fabulous TwoDimensional Cloth Doll
31
Creating Jolie A Basic Cloth Doll with a FullColor Face
49
Creating Danielle A Detailed Cloth Doll with a SoftSculpted Face
73
PATTERNS
110
RESOURCES
126
CONTRIBUTORS
127
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
128
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Barbara Willis has been creating dolls and teaching nationally and internationally for over 30 years. She has been associated with the quilting industry, fiber guilds, embroidery guilds and clubs, International Quilt Market, The Knitting and Stitching Show (UK) doll clubs, and workshop events for all of her career. She has been featured and published in many magazines including Sew Beautiful, Cloth Dolls and Animals, Dolls Bears and Collectibles, Better Homes and Gardens, Dolls and many others over her career. She lives in Northern California.

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