Cloth Dolls For Textile Artists

Author: Ray Slater
Editor: Anova Books
ISBN: 9780713490398
Size: 10,99 MB
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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.

Experimental Textiles

Author: Kim Thittichai
Editor: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781906388478
Size: 17,96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A much-needed book on cutting-edge textile design and practice with experimental design ideas, unusual materials and the latest techniques. The author takes you from finding original ideas through the design process - with exercises - to the latest techniques various artists use to transform the designs into finished textiles. The book covers: paper, felt, machine embroidery, recycling, hand stitch, working with and combining unusual materials, layering different media, working in three-dimensions and also in large scale. Showcased textiles include quilt art, quirky boxes, cloth dolls and large-scale textile installations – a collection of the best and most exciting textile art today. With technique information and several projects for readers to try, plus inspirational work by existing and emerging textile artists, this is an essential book for all those working in textiles.

Free Form Embroidery With Judith Baker Montano

Author: Judith Baker Montano
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607055732
Size: 16,30 MB
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Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She’ll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads, and fibers. Learn how to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals, and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations. Learn artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective, and blending shapes—translate your favorite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fiber art!

Creative Cloth Doll Beading

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ISBN: 9781616734961
Size: 14,80 MB
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Cloth Doll Artistry

Author: Barbara Willis
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1616735384
Size: 15,90 MB
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In this unique and beautiful book, beloved doll-designer Barbara Willis guides readers through various approaches to doll design and basic and advanced construction techniques. Through the creation of three complete step-by-step projects, readers will develop color boards, learn to use vintage images, create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cloth dolls, learn sophisticated costuming techniques, and gain knowledge of elaborate soft sculpting. A gallery shares the inspirational work of several well-known doll artists who have created their own versions of each project. Complete patterns and templates are included.

Cloth Doll Faces

Author: Ray Slater
Editor: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782213079
Size: 13,94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover techniques and ideas to creating cloth faces filled with personality and fun in this book by leading international dollmaker and textile artist, Ray Slater. Leading international dollmaker and textile artist, Ray Slater, reveals her secrets to creating faces in cloth filled with vibrancy and dynamism. The face is the most important and challenging part of a cloth doll, bringing life and personality to the character. Conceived as being the hardest part of the making process, creating the face is, in fact, easy to do and an enjoyable, creative part of the making a cloth figure. Just by following a few simple rules a whole world of wonderfully expressive, fun characters can be created. This book will show every stage of how to create personality-packed faces, taking you from the initial inspiration sources, the design and drawing process, to the final colouring, sewing and embellishment of the head. Using just three basic face designs - flat, three-dimensional and collaged - Ray will show you how to create a fantastic collection of characters, giving tips on how to adjusting their proportions, hues and positioning of the features to make a whole host of faces with different looks and expressions. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions break down the process of making each kind of face, as well as tips on little adjustments you can make to create your own unique doll. In addition, discover helpful galleries of eyes, noses and mouths to inspire you and provide further ideas for how to bring more personality to your doll's face. Finally, Ray has shared two body patterns in her book to suit all three head types, so that you have the opportunity to develop the character of your dolls completely. Each body is fully demonstrated with clear photographs and detailed stage-by-stage instructions, and body templates are included for you to easily recreate in the comfort of your home. Brimming with ideas and practical advice on, this is an invaluable companion to cloth doll makers everywhere, whatever your skill.

Creative Cloth Doll Faces

Author: Patti Medaris Culea
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 161673941X
Size: 20,99 MB
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DIVThe face is the most important feature of a doll -- it is also the most challenging. So it is surprising that there is so little instruction available on creating doll faces. This book fills that void. Author Patti Medaris Culea began her career in art as a portrait painter and she puts that experience to work when creating her doll faces. In this book, she shows readers a simple technique for easily creating faces using her step-by-step approach. She gives her tips for how to divide the face into quadrants, graft features together, and much more. Every aspect of doll making is covered -- from the basics to detailed techniques for making the various faces to instructions for putting a pattern together. Readers will learn how to use watercolor pencils, acrylics, and fabric paints to color a face, how to create a face using collage techniques as well as stamping and beading, and tips for working with stretchy fabrics to create indented eyes, separate eyelids, and sculpted lips. /div

Enchanting Art Dolls Soft Sculptures

Author: Marina Druker
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607055295
Size: 11,12 MB
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"Create the doll of your dreams with air-dry clays, crazy quilting, and creative stitchery. Eight unique projects include a beautiful mermaid, a fantasy fish, an elegant princess, and a sweet teddy bear. Learn artistic techniques for sewing, scultping, and painting to give your doll exquisite style." --Back cover.

Black Dolls

Author: Debbie Behan Garrett
Editor: Debbie Behan Garrett
ISBN: 0615242022
Size: 16,44 MB
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Collectors and non-collectors will experience the passion for collecting dolls in Ms. Garrett's second, FULL COLOR, black-doll reference book, which is a comprehensive celebration with up-to-date values of over 1000 vintage-to-modern black dolls. Doll genres celebrated, referenced, and valued include early dolls and memorabilia, cloth, fashion, manufactured, artist, one-of-a-kind, celebrity, and paper dolls. `A to Z Tips on Collecting,¿ `Doll Creativity,¿ and loads of `Added Extras¿ will entertain, enlighten, excite, and encourage the most discriminating collector. Readers will experience five years of the author's continuous and extensive doll research combined with nearly 20 years of doll-collecting experience. Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, is an informative, must-have reference for any doll collector¿s library.

Creative Cloth Explorations

Author: Patti Medaris Culea
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1616735309
Size: 11,85 MB
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Introduces new, creative techniques for the fiber journaler, scrapbooker, doll maker, beader, and sewer through fairy-inspired projects. This book is the fifth installment on making creative cloth fiber arts from popular art doll designer, fiber artist, and workshop instructor Patti Culea, following Creative Cloth Doll Making, Creative Cloth Doll Faces, Creative Cloth Doll Couture, and Creative Cloth Beaded Dolls. This book builds on the previous four by delving into how to make fun and elaborate-looking projects using the same old materials in a new and unique way. Readers will learn to make flat figures, fabric books, and a fairy-style fan. Culea covers the basics and provides new techniques–such as using Shiva paint sticks and stencils, working with silk rods and waste, and using lace and trims as a frame–while teaching you to how create a flat figure doll, memory journal with embellished cloth pages, and a beautiful fan. Professional tips, ideas for embellishments, cutting-edge techniques, and complete patterns for all the projects are included.