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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844487652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844487653
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Using clear, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs, Jan Horrox shows you how to make exquisitely crafted fantasy dolls, including magical fairies, mermaids, a witch, and a steampunk doll. Detailed instructions are provided on how to sculpt and colour the face; form hands, feet, wings and mermaids' tails; and create fabulous costumes using a variety of fabrics, paints and embellishments. Full-size templates for all the body parts are provided at the back of the book.-Megonline.co.uk The forte of this book is undoubtedly its clear and detailed instructions. This is Jan's second book on the subject. If like me, you find the dolls 'ugly' with their over-large eyes and lips, you can still use the instructions and change the face. In fact, with a little imagination you can change the pattern pieces too. Another great plus point is the fact that all the template pieces - the doll body parts, are actual size. The photography is fantastic showing many step by step instructions. The book shows all the fabrics, embellishments and techniques you need to use. Instructions are included for six fantasy dolls. I am happy to recommend this book to all doll makers for this reason.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts Cloth dolls are perfect for allowing you to explore your imagination and create intriguing, dreamlike figures from fabric and stitch. The dolls can be made exactly as shown or interpreted in your own style. The magical array of fantasy dolls that Jan Horrox has produced seem to consist of visitants from dreams or the Otherworld - both destinations where we are most free in our creativity and the power of the imagination is at its strongest. Jan gives anyone with basic sewing skills the opportunity to beckon these beautiful creatures out of your dreams and into everyday reality, where they can cast their spell and people your world. Creating a doll yourself is said to give it a soul - a bewitching thought!-Cygnus Review

About the Author

Jan Horrox is a clothing designer and former teacher. She is the author of "Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls," has a successful online doll-making supply business, and exhibits her work regularly throughout the United Kingdom.

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I received this book in a timely manner.
Mary A. Tribble
Jan Horrox has built on her previous book, showing even more ways to make great dolls.
Marjie Smith
The instructions are very understandable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Tablante on February 24, 2014
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I am new at this craft and needed a book like this: easy to understand and step by step instructions.
It arrived about a week ago, and I put myself to work as soon as I read it.
The instructions are very understandable.
Being new to this craft I needed something for beginners.
I wish it had more patterns, but it is ok. I think I am busy now with the few ones it offers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Nelson on January 27, 2014
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I love all the ideas and doll samples in this book. The instructions seem to be relatively easy, I have completed a few of the dolls and am very pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kris A. Johnson on April 14, 2014
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I am already a doll maker, and I ordered this book for some new ideas. I was very pleased with the dolls and the techniques taught in this book. Also, this would be a FINE book to order if you are new to doll making.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Tribble on February 24, 2014
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I received this book in a timely manner. It is very informative. Jan Horrox is a very good doll maker and instructor. The directions are clear and easy to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cinthia Shelton on April 25, 2014
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I love Jan Horrox's books, they explain step by step on how to make these dolls in a manner that doesn't confuse a person. Very worth every penny!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald Evans Jr on March 15, 2014
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I bought it as a gift and both of us are thrilled with it. She has been showing it off since I bought it for her.
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I have been sewing and crafting for many years with experience in making bridal gowns to Barbie doll clothes, etc and although I love the look of these dolls I have yet to get past attempting to make
the dolls head. The instructions are very limited with important notes not listed
thus making ,what my 15 year old
granddaughter who is very talented in drawing was going to do the faces on the
doll heads, waiting in limbo for me to
complete a doll head. We were so excited to make these dolls as a team but until I can figure out exactly how to proceed with making the heads we can't get any further in completing just 1 doll.
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By Ronda Peters on July 3, 2014
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Perfact Condition....I love this book..
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