Finishing the Figure: Doll Costuming - Embellishments - Accessories

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C&T Publishing Inc, Feb 15, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Brilliant doll artist Susanna Oroyan taught us to create figures with depth and imagination; now she focuses on designing their presentation--costume, accessories, furnishings, and embellishments. Covers everything from pattern drafting and basics of costuming to settings, photography, and beyond. Over 300 beautiful color photos of dolls from the world’s top doll artists. Learn how to use elements of design to enhance your figure’s presentation and reflect your own style. Detailed instructions and illustrations, plus Susanna’s insightful tips accompany each phase of the process. Susanna shares her knowledge, then gives you the courage to experiment, expand, and create new techniques of your own!
 

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These are guides for costumers of collector's dolls rather than children's toys. Sewing teacher and author Hinds gives instructions and patterns for 16 ethnic costumes designed for standard ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
6
Introduction
8
Stuff and Stitches
21
Pattern Drafting
23
Applied Costume
29
The Elements of Costume
65
Embellishments
85
Specialized Costumes
109
Beyond
140
Photography
148
Packing and Shipping
150
The Artists
153
Bibliography
156
Sources
157
Index
159
Legal Page
162

Display
124

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About the author (2001)

Susanna Oroyan was a path-breaking doll-maker who published a series of important books on the techniques and design of figure sculpture, including Anatomy of a Doll, Designing the Doll, Fantastic Figures, Finishing the Figure, and Dolls of the Art Deco Era 1910-1940, all published by C&T Publishing. She was the founder of many doll-making organizations, and served as president of the National Institute of American Doll Artists for a number of years. "Susanna was one of the most creative, energetic, and imaginative authors we've had the privilege of working with," says Todd Hensley, CEO of C&T Publishing. "She was always busy creating and writing and finding new ways to advance the art of doll making." Susanna's whimsical and avant-garde dolls are held in collections around the world. She passed away in August 2007.

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