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How to Make Cloth Dolls

Jan Horrox

Paperback

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Containing 6 wonderful step-by-step projects and ideas for many, many more, this highly practical guide to cloth doll making contains the best of Jan Horrox's previous titles: Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls and Making Fantasy Cloth Dolls.

Containing 6 wonderful step-by-step projects and ideas for many, many more, this highly practical guide to cloth doll making contains the best of Jan Horrox's previous titles: Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls and Making Fantasy Cloth Dolls.

The book is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as more experienced needlecrafters. Jan's beautiful dolls are exquisitely made, yet by breaking the process down into easy-to-follow steps, they become surprisingly easy to achieve. Full of character and life, Jan's dolls are made using a wide range of colourful fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons and are ideal for using up scraps and oddments of materials.

There are clear, step-by-step instructions for making hands, feet and faces; how to make the hair; and how to needlesculpt and paint the exquisite faces to really bring your character to life. There are instructions for making webbed fingers and delicate fairy wings as well as a mermaid's tail. The book contains diagrams where needed, and useful templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book. With 6 projects to choose from, including fairies, wood nymphs, mermaids, an enigmatic witch and a steampunk doll with attitude, this book provides the means to make your own gorgeous doll, whatever your ability, and gives ideas and inspiration for many more.


Praise For How to Make Cloth Dolls

Postard Reviews - Feb 2020

Containing 6 wonderful step-by-step projects and ideas for many more, this highly practical guide is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as more experienced needlecrafters. 
Jan's beautiful dolls are exquisitely made, yet by breaking the process down into easy-to-follow steps, they become surprisingly easy to achieve. Full of character and life, Jan's dolls are made using a wide range of colourful fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons and are ideal for using up scraps and oddments of materials.

Jan Horrox is a well known and very talented doll making and with this book, she introduces us to the world of making beautiful and unique cloth dolls. The beauty and wonder of these dolls are exquisite and absolutely fascinating to look at. Each doll comes with a full sized template and step by step instructions. Each technique is brought to life with wonderful photography and written instructions.
While I am by no means as good as Jan at making these dolls I was really pleased with my efforts. Making the dolls is no a quick process, to get a good result you have to go slow and think about each step, but with Jan's tuition and with practice the dolls are achieveable.

I loved the expressions on the dolls faces, and their names add to the fantasy look of each creation.
This is quite a special craft, I adore each design and I'm sure every sewist would love to have a go.. Even if it's not perfect right away.
5*/5

Search Press, 9781782217862, 144pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2020



About the Author

Jan Horrox's career began in 1973 when she gained a Diploma in Fashion/Textile Design from North East London Polytechnic. She went on to establish her own range of fashion knitwear that she designed and manufactured herself, and which sold to reputable stores as well as independent customers in the US, UK and Japan. Jan also taught part-time at various colleges in the UK, and in 2004 she set up Jan Horrox Cloth Dolls. She now sells doll-making supplies via her successful on-line business, as well as exhibiting her wok regularly throughout the UK. Jan lives and works in Norfolk.