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Making Dolls and Creaturesby Ruth Sleigh Johnson
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Making Dolls and Creatures by Ruth Sleigh-Johnson
Crafting is one of the most popular and practical pastimes, and making dolls is sweeping the category and adding many new and enthusiastic hobbyists. This outstanding introduction to making dolls and creatures features a variety of original projects by contemporary designers and doll makers.
Whether you are looking for an advanced project using traditional techniques, or a doll or cute animal that can be put together in one hour from raw material found around your home, you will find inspiration and instruction here.
Techniques for the construction of the dolls is explained in simple illustrated steps, and surface applications such as hand-sewing, appliqué, fabric painting, and machine embroidery are used to create beautiful dolls and stunning doll collections.
This fabulous introduction to making modern dolls and creatures features a varied selection of original projects by contemporary designers and makers. Whether you are looking for an advanced project using traditional techniques, or a 'one-hour-make' doll to put together on a rainy day from bits and pieces found around your home, you will find inspiration here.
Techniques for the construction of the dolls is explained in simple illustrated steps, and surface application such as hand sewing, appliqué, fabric painting and machine embroidery are used to create beautiful dolls that you won't want to give away…
About the Author
Ruth Sleigh-Johnson has worked as a freelance stylist and fashion editor for magazines, catalogues and TV and radio items. She has lectured at colleges including London College of Fashion, and currently teaches art and textiles at a girls' grammar school. She is the author of Practical Textiles Techniques and Practical Sewing Techniques.
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