A single design of cloth doll is the foundation for the rather wonderful embellished and beaded creations by several artists in this book by Cuela (Creative Cloth Doll Making), dollmaker Anne Hesse, and bead weaver Laura McCabe. Not a toy, the doll is a voluptuous fantasy creature with many personas and elaborate beaded costumes. Instructions are for doll construction and beading onlyÿcostumes are left to the crafter. This unusual source of ideas for dollmakers and collectors is recommended for public library crafts collections. -Library Journal Jun. '07
About the Author
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.
Beadwork artist Laura McCabe, of Stonington, Connecticut, exhibits and sells her jewelry throughout the world -- and to more than 2,000 international clients through her own website www.lauramccabejewelry.com. She regularly teaches workshops in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. She also participates in the Bead & Button Show, Beadwork International, and other large conferences and competitions.
Her work has appeared in Ornament magazine, Beadwork magazine, Lapidary Journal, and Bead & Button magazine. She is also one of the invited designers featured in Quarry�s Creative Cloth Doll Beading book by Patti Medaris Culea.