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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 10 September 2010
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844484584
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls

£9.99

by Jan Horrox

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Book Description

In this beautiful book, Jan Horrox guides you step-by-step through every stage of producing three delightful, exquisitely decorated cloth dolls, providing you with everything you need to know for designing and making dolls of your own.

This highly practical guide to cloth doll making is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as more experienced needlecrafters. 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, feet and faces, together with diagrams where needed, and useful templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book. With three different projects to choose from, and three alternative designs using different colour schemes and materials, this book provides the means to make your own gorgeous doll, whatever your ability, and gives ideas and inspiration for many more.

Clear, step-by-step instructions
Beautiful, exquisitely made dolls that are achievable by needlecrafters of all abilities
Colourful, contemporary and stylish, the dolls will appeal to fashion and costume designers and textile artists as well as more traditional needlecrafters.

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Clear, step-by-step instructions
Beautiful, exquisitely made dolls that are achievable by needlecrafters of all abilities
Colourful, contemporary and stylish, the dolls will appeal to fashion and costume designers and textile artists as well as more traditional needlecrafters.

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. She went on to establish her own range of fashion knitwear that she designed and manufactured herself, and which sold to reputable stores as well as independent customers in the US, UK and Japan. Jan also taught part-time at various colleges in the UK, and in 2004 she set up Jan Horrox Cloth Dolls. She now sells doll-making supplies via her successful on-line business, as well as exhibiting her wok regularly throughout the UK. Jan lives and works in Norfolk. www.jan-horrox.com
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Myshelf.com

July 2015

There are dolls for ornaments as well as the toy variety, and the three dolls in here are definitely in the former category. Learn how to make collectable dolls to display in your home that are sure to be admired by all who see them. Originally published in 2010, this book has been reprinted several times and is well on the way to becoming a Search Press Classic.

Raid your stash to find pretty fabrics, beads, buttons and paints, You are going to need them to dress up your creations. There is also a chance to do plenty of recycling as many of the items used were formerly something else, including bubble wrap and an old sweater. Learn what to use for the body to get the right effect, as well as techniques such as needle sculpting, detailed hands and feet, painting faces, dying cloth and making poseable limbs. Many of the methods are shown first at the front of the book before any of the project, and all have plenty of staged photographs and captions so you can see exactly what to do. The three projects are very detailed, starting with a beginner doll with a flat painted face and mitt hands, and progressing to more advanced features with the next two. These are not the type of dolls that wear modern clothes, but resemble fairies, nymphs or other fantastic characters.

Full review can be found at: http://myshelf.com/howto/14/introductiontomakingclothdolls.htm


myshelf.com

There are dolls for ornaments as well as the toy variety, and the three dolls in here are definitely in the former category. Learn how to make collectable dolls to display in your home that are sure to be admired by all who see them. Originally published in 2010, this book has been reprinted several times and is well on the way to becoming a Search Press Classic.

Raid your stash to find pretty fabrics, beads, buttons and paints you are going to need them to dress up your creations. There is also a chance to do plenty of recycling as many of the items used were formerly something else, including bubble wrap and an old sweater. Learn what to use for the body to get the right effect, as well as techniques such as needle sculpting, detailed hands and feet, painting faces, dying cloth and making poseable limbs. Many of the methods are shown first at the front of the book before any of the project, and all have plenty of staged photographs and captions so you can see exactly what to do. The three projects are very detailed, starting with a beginner doll with a flat painted face and mitt hands and progressing to more advanced features with the next two. These are not the type of dolls that wear modern clothes but resemble fairies, nymphs or other fantastic characters. They have gaily colored hair and costumes, one has wings made from Angelina Fiber and a tiara and all are eye catching...

Full review at: http://www.myshelf.com


Customer

Jan 13

Greetings... Today, I finally, FINALLY found a book to show me how to make cloth dolls that made sense...Introduction to Cloth Dolls. I had about given up and then there you were , compliments of the local library. NOW, I will buy the book. I've bought books, went on the web, and seemed to have exhausted anywhere to get a book that told it all and not some author who didn't pull back in hopes of selling another book later to finish what should have been included in the FIRST book. Thank you so much for making my life less stressful and not so expensive...lol I shall keep watching your website for any new books or anything else you come up with. Sincerely, Dolores Bennett


East Kent Embroiderers' Guild

Dec 10

A long-awaited how-to-do-it book from Jan Horrox, already well-known in the world of cloth dolls. Using the full-size templates provided, and following Jan's detailed instructions, three basic dolls can be created. Clear, step-by-step colour photographs guide the maker through all aspects of construction. The fun part is the dressing and decoration of the doll and Jan suggests many ways of using varied craft techniques to achieve a unique character. This is a colourful and reasonably-priced book, containing a wealth of information; a must-have volume for anyone wishing to create their own totally individual doll.

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