Dollmaking for the First Time

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Cloth dolls and wooden dolls; life-size figures and those as small as clothespins; dolls as ornaments and a complete set of dolls—like a miniature family: oh, what a beautiful doll you can make with this well-illustrated guide at your side. As with all the acclaimed For the First Time books, it teaches the basics, from preparing the patterns to painting the face and styling the hair. The techniques unspool in an easy-to-follow question and answer form—How do I make a simple cloth doll? How do I make a doll with button-on joints?—accompanied by a project. Above all, every page encourages crafters to break the rules, use their imagination, and find ways of making each doll special and personal.

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The basic rag doll is still one of the simplest and most appealing toys to make. This book includes instructions and projects in a Q&A format for several styles of huggable cloth and not-as-cuddly ... Read full review


Needed Materials Tools
Making a Wooden Doll
Creating the Hairdos
How do I make a simple cloth doll?
How do I use patterns with seam allowances to create

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About the author (2004)

Miriam Christensen Gourley is a leading doll-maker who regularly designs needlework projects for magazines including "Women's Day" and "McCall's Creates". She has established and organized a number of major doll exhibits and consumer shows, including Dollmakers Magic. She is the author of the bestselling book "Cloth Dolls: How to Make Them".

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