Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Search Press (April 15, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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I am so excited about this book!! Last spring I bought two doll kits from Weir Crafts because I wanted to make my two daughters waldorf style dolls. I love the doll kits. The materials are very high quality as well as affordable. While the kits did come with instructions, I found them inadequate. I only got as far as making one doll head, at which point I gave up because I felt unsure of how to continue. I needed clear, visual, step-by-step instructions that I could look at while sitting at the table with my materials in my hands.Then I found THIS book at A Child's Dream online crafting shop. It is fully illustrated with clear drawings and gorgeous photographs. Every step of the doll making process is broken down further into step-by-step instructions. Beyond that, the way the hair is attached to this doll is ingenious!!! No crocheting a head cap, no seaming yarn on a sewing machine between papers (which is how I've seen it done in tutorials online). The way this author makes the doll head is so much easier and smoother than way I made the first one. And, the book contains all the pattern templates you need for doll body and limbs, and clothing and accessories too. It is an amazingly complete, clear, and beautifully illustrated resource.I have never made a doll before, have little crafting experience, and this book makes doll making totally and completely do-able for a novice like myself. Hooray - at last I can finish my daughters' dolls!!! Hopefully in time for Christmas! Thank you, Wenche O. Steensen!
This book has full size patterns and very clear instructions, with photos, for sewing and construction. This is the best book I have ordered as far as teaching how to make and place yarn doll hair. The only downside to the book is that it is European and all the material sources are foreign, I would have loved for them to find US equivalent sources for the skin fabric.
The dolls are absolutely adorable and the instructions are well-illustrated and easy to understand. There is something missing from the application of hair on the boy doll, but a quick note to the publisher to point this out sent them scurrying to put some errata up on their website, and it perfectly fills in the missing part of the instructions. I love this book, and my little grandsons are going to get their dolls in their Easter baskets.
Even written from the UK perspective, this is an excellent illustrated guide for this type of doll. There are sources in the US for these materials. Just do a google search for "Waldorf" dolls. There are even kits available on Etsy.
Really nice book on making dolls and their clothes. Easy to follow instructions in the book. A very complete set of instructions.
I like the illustrations, but I was unfamiliar with the type of fabrics and stuffing used for the dolls. In living in the USA, you may have to find similar fabric to use for the heads.
Very disappointed as I cannot print the patterns :( I had already purchased many many craft books for my Kindle before and those all have a web link to the patterns in pdf format. I could save those and printed them at home. This book would be wonderful if I could print out the sewing patterns. But reading the instructions only did not worth the price...
The book is fine, but written from a UK perspective. Supplies and suppliers are fine if you live in England. I will probably be unable to make the cute dolls in this book because I don't know where to get the needed materials in this country. This wasn't made clear in the description of this book, and I feel it should have been. I could have saved my money. Once the required materials are rounded up, the instructions are rather complete, and easy to follow, I would think, but the whole thing depends on getting the proper materials.
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