Synopses & Reviews
"A great resource, not only for textile artists, but for doll makers, in general, or anyone wishing to know more about the techniques of fabric embellishment." Bangor Daily News
Presenting the basic principles and techniques of doll making, this book provides patterns for different shapes of dollsfrom the simple stump doll to the more complicated joint dollas well as practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces using needle and thread embroidery. A wide range of textile techniques fill these pages, as step-by-step instructions take artists through methods of beading, hand and machine embroidering, stamping, dyeing, felting, and quilting. An exciting alternative, the cloth doll represents the perfect medium for textile artists to express their skill and creativity.
About the Author
Ray Slater curated an exhibition of cloth dolls from the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom in 2003. She is now one of the leading teachers on the subject in the United Kingdom.