Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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I highly recommend "Dollhouse Decor: Creating Soft Furnishings in 1/12 Scale" to anyone interested in furnishing dollhouses or just at looking at pictures of how others have furnished theirs. The Forder's book is arranged by periods of style, and goes into a bit of detail about what makes each period's style unique. The projects are designed for all skill levels, from those who work best with a bit of glue and a pair of scissors, to those who enjoy doing their own weaving. Each project is preceded by a symbol to let the reader know the level of skill required. Yet regardless of the level, all the projects are well explained.Equally enjoyable is the photography. There are none of the grainy pictures that are so annoying in some dollhouse books. Each photograph is large and clear, and shows the meticulous level of detail that the Forders put into their work.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. The pictures are beautiful and the instructions excellent. The projects are for every level of craftmanship, from glueing to weaving, from rather simple to more complex. I only whished there were even more of them included.
If I had had the opportunity to look thru this book in a store before purchase, I would not have bought it. It's not about making soft furniture, only re-covering purchased furniture.
I had this book before, and wore it out using the patterns in it, so I needed a new one
Good book. Helpful
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