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We Make Dolls!: Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets & Patterns

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Making super-cute stitched dolls is a beloved tradition, and today it's more popular than ever! Here are some of the freshest new designs from 10 of the world's leading dollmakers. Along with the book's 23 projects--which feature full-size templates and include trendy plush creatures as well as sweet-faced human and animal forms--are profiles of the artists, including colorful pictures of their studios and explanations of their signature techniques. The international roster represents nations from the US and ...
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Overview

Making super-cute stitched dolls is a beloved tradition, and today it's more popular than ever! Here are some of the freshest new designs from 10 of the world's leading dollmakers. Along with the book's 23 projects--which feature full-size templates and include trendy plush creatures as well as sweet-faced human and animal forms--are profiles of the artists, including colorful pictures of their studios and explanations of their signature techniques. The international roster represents nations from the US and Mexico to Germany, Portugal, and Russia.
 
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"You don't have to be a child to enjoy this fine collection of doll-making inspiration and information, featuring ten dollmakers showcasing their creations. The best thing about this collection is the diversity of doll styles represented, including Denise Ferragamo's colorful matryoshkas, Jenn Docherty's whimsically embellished needlefelted animals, Nichol Brinkman's personality-filled “pillow monster” dolls, and Sasha Pokrass's fully jointed, Steif-esque handmade teddy bears. Serious sewing skills are needed to make most of these projects, but most of the doll makers have online shops (and links are included). VERDICT: The collection celebrates the diversity and artistry of contemporary doll making. The creations are inspiring, and crafters of all ages will enjoy customizing their own versions of the dolls." —Library Journal

 
“This book is awesome! I love how simple the directions are, the photos are great and I LOVE seeing some photos of the artists...Go get this book. Now.” —Schmancy Toys

Library Journal
You don't have to be a child to enjoy this fine collection of doll-making inspiration and information, featuring ten dollmakers showcasing their creations. The best thing about this collection is the diversity of doll styles represented, including Denise Ferragamo's colorful matryoshkas, Jenn Docherty's whimsically embellished needlefelted animals, Nichol Brinkman's personality-filled "pillow monster" dolls, and Sasha Pokrass's fully jointed, Steif-esque handmade teddy bears. Serious sewing skills are needed to make most of these projects, but most of the doll makers have online shops (and links are included). VERDICT The collection celebrates the diversity and artistry of contemporary doll making. The creations are inspiring, and crafters of all ages will enjoy customizing their own versions of the dolls.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454702498
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 265,549
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Doh is the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio magazine and is the President and Founder of www.crescendoh.com. Jenny serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation to deliver messages related to creative passion, authentic leadership, effective communication, and focused compassion. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio magazine as one of the top 40 leaders within the publishing industry.
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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    A variety of adorable dolls!

    Author Jenny Doh has gathered together the talents of ten different doll designers in this completely delightful book, We Make Dolls. They create 23 stuffed dolls and toys in total, each of them unique (and precious!) in their own right. Some of the toys are an adorable brown felted bunny balancing on a green felt ball, a jointed wool pup, a warm and cuddly sweater baby, even a Frida Kahlo doll. We Make Dolls includes some background and insights into each of the dollmakers, which I loved to have the chance to learn more about them personally and how they approach the creative process.

    We Make Dolls has a fresh, fun feel with gorgeous, colorful pictures of the dolls and the instructions, and comes complete with full size patterns in the back. The dolls have a range of difficulty, with some being quite simple and others more complex, so all skill levels are accommodated. My daughter loved the sweet Matryoshka dolls and we have started on making a batch of mini ones, and are having a great time! I’d love to fill a basket of them for guests that drop by, so they can bring home a handmade treasure!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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