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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books (25 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811713512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811713511
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barb Moore has been making dolls since 2006. Her work has appeared in Prims magazine and in The Olden Days. She sells her dolls under the name The Primitive Oswald at www.picturetrail.com/theprimitiveoswald. She designs and creates her primitive dolls and characters from her home studio in St. John, Indiana.

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By Oscar Wilde on 1 Mar. 2015
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Inspiring and some good tips, nice step away from the pretty doll books!
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By Frannie Meshorer - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a doll-maker and collector for almost 50 years .. and "purely primitive DOLLS" by Barb Moore is absolutely the best-written, most informative of any instructions I have ever come across. Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to follow! Barb Moore has shared a wealth of doll-making talent with us. Her book overflows with inspiration and photos, ideas, tips, instruction. It is much like having her right there with you every step of the way on your 'doll-making journey'. She has touched on every aspect of doll-making .. designing, fabric, cutting and sewing, unique ways of aging your doll to look as if it is a hundred years old or more. Great advice on stuffing dolls, creating adorable faces, dressing them, hair techniques and even making primitive-looking accessories to give each doll a special character .. to 'bring them to life'. Each of Barb Moore's dolls have a character of their own .. all will make you smile and just want to hug them!

I HIGHLY recommend that if you are a dollmaker, new or old, or just have one 'dancing in your heart' and you wish to make a PURELY PRIMITIVE DOLL .. you definitely want to own this incredibly wonderful book!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
make your own unique primitive dolls 23 Mar. 2015
By Jane Easterly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Purely Primitive Dolls is a great instructional tool for creating old-fashioned dolls. The instructions are clear and accompanied by crisp and plentiful photographs. The narrative is upbeat and encouraging. The author makes plenty of suggestions for putting your own touches on your creations.
I really enjoyed this book 19 Mar. 2015
By Suzy Q - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed this book, even though it is geared toward people with no sewing or dollmaking experience. As an experienced dollmaker, I was interested in the specific techniques in making primitive dolls, and I was not disappointed. The author gave lots of information and examples, and explained all the techniques thoroughly.
Wonderfully PERFECT PRIMITIVE how-to book!! A+ 22 Feb. 2015
By tous - Published on Amazon.com
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Such a WONDERFUL book!! A true PRIMITIVE ARTIST! Barb shares all her creative how-to's. If you've never made a doll before, you will want to! I've been a doll maker for over 30 years and this book is the best I've ever found! Thank you Barb for sharing all your creative ways! A+++
By C.A.S. - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like the layout of this book. Hopefully I'll be able to make a primitive doll with the help of this book. I already have the desire to make a primitive doll and this book makes me excited about giving it a try. Instructions seem pretty clear and simple to me.
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