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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 January 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217862
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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How to Make Cloth Dolls

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6 fabulous designs and all the techniques you need by Jan Horrox

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Book Description

A practical guide to cloth doll making by renowned artist Jan Horrox.

Containing 6 wonderful step-by-step projects and ideas for many more, this highly practical guide is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as more experienced needlecrafters. It contains the best of Jan Horrox's previous titles: Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls and Making Fantasy Cloth Dolls.

Jan’s beautiful dolls are exquisitely made, yet by breaking the process down into easy-to-follow steps, they become surprisingly easy to achieve. Full of character and life, Jan’s dolls are made using a wide range of colourful fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons and are ideal for using up scraps and oddments of materials.

There are clear, step-by-step instructions for making hands and feet, making hair, and needlesculpting and painting the exquisite faces to really bring the dolls to life. There are also instructions for making webbed fingers and delicate fairy wings as well as a mermaid's tail. Full-size templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book.

With 6 projects to choose from, including fairies, wood nymphs, mermaids, witches and a steampunk doll, this book provides all the means and inspiration you need to make your own gorgeous dolls. 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Materials & equipment
Making heads and faces
Making hands
Making feet

1. Miranda
2. Anastasia
3. Titania
4. Peaseblossom
5. Moon Flower
6. Nerissa
7. Merina
8. Morwenna
9. Rhiannon

Templates
Index

About the Author

About Jan Horrox

Jan Horrox’s career began in 1973 when she gained a Diploma in Fashion/Textile Design from North East London Polytechnic (now the University of East London). She went on to establish her own range of fashion knitwear, which she designed and manufactured supplying to high-end stores as well as independent retailers in the US, UK and Japan. Jan has taught knitwear and textiles part-time at various colleges in the UK.

In 2004 she founded Jan Horrox Cloth Dolls, and currently supplies cloth doll requirements, patterns and workshops as well as blog tutorials and advice from her website www.janhorrox.co.uk. Jan’s work is exhibited throughout the UK, where she lives and works between London and Glastonbury.

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Thorough step by step instructions to make six colourful character dolls including Titania and Morwenna, a fairy, nymph, mermaid and steampunk doll with some alternatives too. You'll find detailed instructions to make each doll plus equally detailed instructions on basic techniques and advice on fabrics and tools. Use a wide range of fabrics to make beautiful dolls. Fabulous close ups of the dolls and techniques used to sculpt the face and body. Some of the dolls are jointed. The doll pattern pieces are full size.

If you do not own the previously published books, this is a great book on doll making. A stunning book with great photos and instructions. Take your doll making into an art form with Jan's methods. 

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