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.