Cloth dolls are a huge hit in the creative world and textile artists have taken up the challenge, using them as the perfect three-dimensional vehicle for expressive textile art. A range of innovative textile techniques can be used to make stunning dolls. In Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists the author provides patterns for different doll shapes, from the simplest stump doll to the more complicated jointed doll. The book gives practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces, as well as details on how to use the patterns to make the basic cloth doll. Then you can really start to express yourself by using a range of textile techniques on the doll, whether directly on to the body or on the clothes - from beading, hand embroidery, machine embroidery and stamping to dyeing, felting (ideal for hair!) and even quilting. The book includes full step-by-step instructions on all the techniques and patterns, plus stunning images of the most creative cloth dolls from textile artists around the world. This is the first book on the subject that looks at cloth dolls from the point of view of textile artists who want to use the basic cloth doll to fully express their textile art.
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(276mm x 216mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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Author Biography - Ray Slater
Ray Slater trained as a textile artist at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also trained as a costume maker for theatre and television. She curated an exhibition of cloth dolls from the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK in 2003 and is now one of the leading teachers on the subject in the UK, where she is based. She is also embarking on a teaching tour in the USA. Ray lives in London.