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CRAFTING CLOTH DOLLS

CRAFTING CLOTH DOLLS

CRAFTING CLOTH DOLLS
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Author: Miriam Christensen Gourley. 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.
Create an heirloom, revisit favorite childhood memories, or just experience the joy of giving life to a few simple pieces of fabric through the art of cloth doll-making. In Crafting Cloth Dolls, both beginners and experienced doll-makers will enjoy a one-on-one lesson from Miriam Gourley, one of America's most talented and respected doll-makers. Step by step, she instructs crafters on everything they need to know to create original dolls--how to form the body, paint the face, make and style the hair, and costume the doll.

This fabulous collection of fabric dolls provides step-by-step directions for making ten exquisite creations that represent an incredible range of styles, from primitive folk art to exotic sculpted work. Patterns feature designs by top artists, including Barbara Chapman, Elise Peeples, and Brenda Gehl, and by many talented newcomers. The dolls are arranged by skill level, so you will find it easy to choose a pattern that suits your tastes and ability.

With more than one hundred glorious full-color photographs of cloth dolls--many of them award-winning creations--and detailed drawings throughout, these pages are bursting with creative inspiration for those starting their first doll or their fiftieth!

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