Crafting Cloth Dolls

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McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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Crafting Cloth Dolls features complete, step-by-step instructions for 10 exquisite fabric dolls. Patterns spotlight designs by top artists, including Barbara Chapman, Elise Peeples, and Brenda Gehl, and talented newcomers such as Annie Moon. Everything you need to know to create original dolls is here--how to form the body, paint the face, make and style hair, and costume the doll. With glorious full-color photographs of 100 dolls and detailed color drawings throughout, these pages are bursting with creative inspiration for both beginning and experienced dollmakers. Lesson planning and resource lists are included.

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User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

Another great doll book from my sister! Dolls are fun to look at, even for adults, and all my sister's doll books operate from that premise (many are arty dolls and not the dolls a child might play with, but there are some that meet that bill too). Read full review

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User Review  - Marian - Goodreads

excellent costuming and face painting ideas. Many styles arranged by skill level. Read full review


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About the author (2002)

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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