Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures

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In this unique and beautiful book, beloved doll-designer Barbara Willis guides readers through various approaches to doll design and basic and advanced construction techniques. Through the creation of three complete step-by-step projects, readers will develop color boards, learn to use vintage images, create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cloth dolls, learn sophisticated costuming techniques, and gain knowledge of elaborate soft sculpting. A gallery shares the inspirational work of several well-known doll ...

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Overview

In this unique and beautiful book, beloved doll-designer Barbara Willis guides readers through various approaches to doll design and basic and advanced construction techniques. Through the creation of three complete step-by-step projects, readers will develop color boards, learn to use vintage images, create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cloth dolls, learn sophisticated costuming techniques, and gain knowledge of elaborate soft sculpting. A gallery shares the inspirational work of several well-known doll artists who have created their own versions of each project. Complete patterns and templates are included.

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Willis, Barbara. Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. c.128p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-513-2. pap. $24.99. FIBER CRAFTS

This guide to cloth-doll making provides step-by-step instruction from idea to creation, as well as a gallery of inspirational art pieces. A variety of design techniques are presented, especially for the dolls’ faces. While the designs are not for beginners, the photographs representing the best of the craft give beginners something to aspire to. --Library Journal , August 2009

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This guide to cloth-doll making provides step-by-step instruction from idea to creation, as well as a gallery of inspirational art pieces. A variety of design techniques are presented, especially for the dolls' faces. While the designs are not for beginners, the photographs representing the best of the craft give beginners something to aspire to.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592535132
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 657,908
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Willis has been creating dolls and teaching nationally and internationally for over 30 years. She has been associated with the quilting industry, fiber guilds, embroidery guilds and clubs, International Quilt Market, The Knitting and Stitching Show (UK) doll clubs, and workshop events for all of her career. She has been featured and published in many magazines including Sew Beautiful, Cloth Dolls and Animals, Dolls Bears and Collectibles, Better Homes and Gardens, Dolls and many others over her career. She lives in Northern California.

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Beautiful and Creatively Inspiring

    This book is such a pleasure to look through. The presentation of ideas for color, fabric and trim combinations are inspiring. It provides good general information on three types of dollmaking. The photos of the many ways a single pattern can be interpretted should be a confidence-builder for anyone new to dollmaking. I have shared this book with other non-dollmaking artists who also found it to be delightful and inspiring.

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  • Posted August 23, 2009

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    Barbara Will gives you a lot to think about when you want to understand the art of dollmaking.

    Good fall back book for inspiration.

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