This is a fabulous introduction to making modern dolls and creatures with practical hints and tips, step-by-step instructions for 21 projects, and examples of work by contemporary makers to inspire your own dolls.
Whether you are looking for an advanced project using traditional techniques, or a 'one-hour-make' doll to put together on a rainy day from bits and pieces found around your home, you will find inspiration here.
Techniques for the construction of the dolls is explained in simple illustrated steps, and surface application such as hand sewing, applique, fabric painting and machine embroidery are used to create beautiful dolls that you won't want to give away...
Ruth Sleigh-Johnson has worked as a freelance stylist and fashion editor for magazines, catalogues and TV and radio items. She has lectured at colleges including London College of Fashion, and currently teaches art and textiles at a girls' grammar school. She is the author of Practical Textiles Techniques and Practical Sewing Techniques.