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Learn the art of cloth doll making from three masters as they tutor you through the process of making a basic cloth doll. Each has her own distinct style of fabric choices, methods, doll patterns, embellishments. Each artist's chapter includes step-by-step illustrations, instructions, patterns, and personal commentary. for beginning doll makers and those wishing to hone their skills.
elinor peace bailey is a trained artist, and discovered stitchery as she was raising her family. She travels and teaches, has designed fabrics, and has worked as a creative consulant for several companies. She is the author of Mother Plays With Dolls, and The Rag Doll From Plain to Fancy. She has self published books, quilt patterns, craft projects, and dolls, which she sells online and through quilt shops.
Patti Medaris Culea has a full-line of cloth doll patterns and her work has appeared in books, magazines, and galleries. She is the author of Creative Cloth Doll Making, Creative Cloth Doll Faces, and Creative Cloth Doll Couture. Patti lives in San Diego, CA.
Barbara Willis is a doll artist and teaches doll making in many parts of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and England. Barbara's work has been widely published in magazines and her dolls have been included in special exhibits, galleries, and books. She resides in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Cloth Doll Artistry (Quarry Books, 2009).