Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists

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Pavilion Books, Sep 8, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages

Cloth dolls are a huge hit in the creative world and textile artists have taken up the challenge, using them as the perfect three-dimensional vehicle for expressive textile art. A range of innovative textile techniques can be used to make stunning dolls. In 'Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists' the author provides patterns for different doll shapes, from the simplest stump doll to the more complicated jointed doll. The book gives practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces, as well as details on how to use the patterns to make the basic cloth doll. Then you can really start to express yourself by using a range of textile techniques on the doll, whether directly on to the body or on the clothes – from beading, hand embroidery, machine embroidery and stamping to dyeing, felting (ideal for hair!) and even quilting.

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Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists comes to us courtesy of Ray Slater - textile artist, costume maker, doll artist extraordinaire. The dolls and surface techniques presented in this book are nothing ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ray Slater trained as a textile artist at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also trained as a costume maker for theatre and television. She curated an exhibition of cloth dolls from the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK in 2003 and is now one of the leading teachers on the subject in the UK, where she is based. She is also embarking on a teaching tour in the USA. Ray Slater lives in London.

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