Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Crafting Books

After my first attempt at doll-making went so great, I decided to get a couple of books to help me learn how to do it properly.


Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love, by Hillary Lang (2010, Abrams, ISBN 9781584798583)  looks great. It contains a bunch of patterns for different kinds of dolls and toys, and simple accessories. There are lots of things here I want to try- an inchworm in wool felt and lots of dolls.

The Making of a Rag Doll, by Jess Brown (2014, Chronicle Books, ISBN 9781452119519) shows and tells how to make a single doll and her accessories. Her style is more primitive versus Lang's, which is more modern. I'm looking forward to going step by step through these projects.

Both books together form a little course on dollmaking.  So much fun!

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