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Making Dolls and Creatures [Paperback]

Ruth Sleigh-Johnson
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29 Mar 2012
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, applique, fabric painting and machine embroidery are used to create beautiful dolls that you won't want to give away...

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (29 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408133970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408133972
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 21 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars creative doll making 12 Dec 2012
This contemporary look at doll making introduces many techniques through a variety of projects. There are quick makes, makes with the kids and traditional doll-making techniques. The book starts with simple flat dolls, cats and painted dolls. Section two is on Stump dolls - these are dolls with no limbs. Topsy turvy dolls are included in this section. Section three is all about knitted and crocheted dolls. Section four is rag dolls demonstrating traditional techniques. There is a lovely mouse, shown on the front cover in this section and a handsome fox puppet too. If you want quick makes turn to section four for dolls made in one hour. Section six is about inspiration and art dolls, section seven about doll makers. There are some pattern templates at the back of the book. Dolls are certainly not what they used to be, but if you enjoy the creative flourishing in the doll market, you'll enjoy this book. I do think it is mainly aimed at 12-25 year olds. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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3.0 out of 5 stars toy sewing book 18 May 2013
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This book is ideal for beginners and children, not quite what I wanted but will pass on to my grandchildren so that they can have a go, good quality, arrived on time
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2.0 out of 5 stars Doll Book 8 Feb 2014
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Too old fashioned. I have already given this book away. Maybe somebody else can make use of it.Will be more careful about buying this sort of book on line in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it is beautiful, I will say that 25 Dec 2012
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I don't know. I am not much of an Art doll person so some of the projects in the book didnt'appeal to me. There is some tips that I will use but if I had been given a chance to flip through this book at a book store, I would not have purchased it.
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