Babes in the Wool (Paperback)

How to Knit Beautiful Fashion Dolls, Clothes & Accessories

By Fiona McDonald

Search Press, 9781844485093, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2010

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Create wonderful knitted dolls with a fantastic range of knitted clothes and accessories, including coats, sweaters, mini skirts, dresses, tops, bikinis, swimsuits, scarves, hats and bags. There are nine dolls to choose from, each with her own distinctive style and personality, and with a wardrobe to match. They include sports-mad Samantha, Willow the sophisticated Celtic beauty, water-loving Rose and party-girl Poppy, to name just four, though all the dolls can easily be adapted to create characters of your own. The clothes are all interchangeable, so each doll can have as many outfits as she wants, and all of the items can be made using different colours and yarns to create an even more extensive wardrobe. There are easy-to-follow instructions for making the bodies, faces and hair, including handy templates for eyes, mouths and eyebrows, and the simple patterns mean that knitters of all abilities can enjoy making these dolls. Ideal for using up scraps and oddments of yarn, buttons and trims, these dolls will delight and inspire older children as well as adults.


About the Author

Fiona McDonald studied classical painting and drawing at The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia from 1985 to 1989. After moving to the Blue Mountains, she began developing her unique oil-painted, needle-sculpted, life-size cloth figures, and her own line of fabric dolls and dragons. On returning to her home town of Armidale, Fiona added to her skills by learning to knit. This latest phase in her career has resulted in her developing designs for dolls and other toys.