It is a beautiful thing, says Maricristin Sealey, "to craft a doll with your own hands, sew it together with love, then make a gift of it to your child with the words, 'I made this for you '"
This comprehensive, well-illustrated book will give even the most nervous beginner the confidence to produce a unique, handcrafted toy from natural materials. Once you have mastered the basic baby dolls, you can progress to the more ambitious limbed and jointed dolls. Includes:
- ten designs including soft, baggy, pouch, angel, sack and limbed dolls
- instructions for knitted, sewn and embroidered hairstyles, lots of patterns for dolls' clothes and accessories
- help with tools, techniques and materials
- ideas for recycling clothing for dollmaking and where to get materials
This new edition is published with a completely revised resource list.
"A comprehensive guide to doll-making. The best instructions for doing hair styles that I have seen." --Judy Quick,
"Maricristin's book is a fine source for the beginner doll maker. It is a valuable primer, full of practical tips, simple designs and clear, easy to follow instructions." --Sara MacDonald,
Magic Cabin Dolls Company