Series: Needlework and Quilting
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary (January 11, 1991)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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This book is one of the most complete for cloth doll making that I have found. Covers choosing the cloth, hair, faces, clothing, patterns, you name it. Anyone who loves cloth dollmaking needs to have this book. Excellent!!
This exciting book shows uncomplicated rag dolls a child can make and sophisticated dolls that will challenge experienced dollmakers -- and everything in between. Complete doll patterns including clothing. Tips, embellishments and secrets are shared by well-known dollmakers. Beautiful color photographs as well as clear drawings/black & white sketches. Among the 10 patterns given are Dirk,a flag-bearing American Revolutionary boy doll, the Princess Bride and Anne of Green Gables. If you're going to buy just one book on doll-making, this is the one to purchase. Great comprehensive book!
This is an excellent book for those who would like to learn more about the craft. Ms. Gorley is an excellent writer, teacher and the diretions/drawings are super helpful even for the novice.She covers the basics and takes it from there. What is nice in additon to the lovely photographs are the drawings and sketches included.Highly recommend this pulication for your doll making library.
So glad I got this book. Large variety of dolls, using many varied techniques. Big dolls, small dolls, dolls with lots of detail, as well as the more simple dolls. All dolls have patterns for at least one outfit, and some have more. One of the dolls even has instruction for making a very detailed cardboard and fabric wardrobe to store her clothes in! Instructions for all dolls are very clear and detailed, with many illustrations. Beginning of book is a whole tutorial on all aspects and intructions that apply to any doll. I've been making dolls for years, and still learned new things! Very happy to have this book in my collection!
Excellent teaching, photography, examples!!A must for all doll makers of all levels!Worth every penny and then some!
I came upon this book by accident, in a stack of books contributed to our neighborhood center for its yard sale. I took it home, studied it and decided to buy my own copy so that the center could still make some money on it (they'd have given it to me for nothing because my husband and I tutor GED students there). The dolls are attractive and the instructions are good. The book makes a fine addition to my soft-sculpture library.
This is a wonderful book! Miriam Gourley is a good doll author. The very first doll book I ever used to make dolls was by Miriam Gourley. So when I saw this book for sale, I knew it was a very good buy. There is a wonderful variety of dolls. She is so creative.
Look at the color pic on the cover of Miriam Gourley's book for an idea of just how varied and fun her dollmaking ideas and patterns are. Lots of great patterns (10 I think?) She shares techniques and tips, many secrets of successful dollmaking.
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