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Making Miniature Dolls with Polymer Clay: How to Create and Dress Period Dolls in 1/12 Scale Paperback – June 30, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell; 1st edition (June 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0304356409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0304356409
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,701,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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I highly recommend this book, even for children.
Catherine Hallberg
The book starts with a description of all kinds of polymer clay and the author makes her recommendations of clays suitable for miniatures.
Amazon Customer
Very clear directions and instructions with lots of pictures.
ArtWay

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Hallberg on January 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I do a lot of different handwork, including very occasional polymer clay, but I bought this book because my then 5 yo daughter loved it. Everytime we went to the store that carried it, I browsed patterns and fabric, she lusted over this book. Finally, I just had to give in to her before someone else bought "her" book. :-)
We haven't been disappointed. The illustrations are very clear, and very much to scale. I love having clothing patterns for the dolls available- they're worthwhile even if you never make one of the dolls. The clear directions make it almost easy to make a face that actually looks like a face. The supplies lists are very straightforward and doesn't include anything you can't easily pick up at your local craft supply stores.
I highly recommend this book, even for children. A 6 yo is a little young to be able to carry out the project on her own, but working together with an adult is very possible.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Micki Romary (mromary@enid.com) on October 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book if you want to make your own 1/12th scale dolls. The directions are so easy and understandable. The templates provided for each size of doll makes it easy to get your dolls just the right size and shape. Clothing and wigging instructions are helpful and precise. I loved this book.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 23, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was very frustrated when I was looking to but miniature dolls because they are so expensive. I'm a do it yourself kind of person and this book really helped me through the entire process to make my own dolls. The book starts with a description of all kinds of polymer clay and the author makes her recommendations of clays suitable for miniatures. The book has patterns to make women, men, girls, boys and babies. There are different variations for the different periods (for example the position of the breast to fit better the different styles of dresses, the shoes, etc.) It also has variations to make the dolls look older. The diferents periods represented in this book are: Tudor, Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian. It comes complete with patterns, fabric guidance and full instructions on how to dress the dolls and how to make the wigs. A lot of photos of beautiful dolls in a doll house setting. Do not get discoreage if at the beginning you don't get good results, the author herself advises to practice until your skills improve. It really doesn't take much. Buy this book, you won't be sorry.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Georgiana on September 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If,together with this review,I could place a picture of the two dolls I was able to make following Sue Heaser's instructions in this book,you would know why this book should be in everyone's library (that is,all miniaturists). Do not miss out on the author's "Making dollhouse miniatures with polymer clay". This is,in my opinion, another "five stars" book that I absolutely love.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ArtWay on September 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
Very clear directions and instructions with lots of pictures. This should be the first book that anyone buys, if they're wanting to make dollhouse dolls... simple enough for a beginner. Historical details.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Violette Rose-Jones on June 6, 2011
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There is not enough praise that I can give this book. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, the requirements to make the dolls easy to find and the patterns also lend themselves to being a jumping off point for your own original projects. It is definitely worth the money and for me this one is a keeper!
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More About the Author

Sue Heaser has worked professionally as a writer for over 20 years and is the author of 15 major craft books as well as a growing list of eBooks that are available world wide. She specialises in polymer clay, metal clay, jewellery making and miniatures. She also writes fiction and has published two musicals for children.

After a childhood spent in the Far East, Middle East and Africa, Sue studied at art college and university in Great Britain. She first worked as an archaeological illustrator before turning to a career as a writer, designer and teacher.

She has taught polymer clay and metal clay workshops all over the world as well as on cruise ships. She is a qualified Art Clay Senior Instructor and has taken Master classes in the subject in Japan. She founded the British Polymer Clay Guild in 1997 and Art Clay World UK Guild in 2005. She is an accomplished artist working in oils and watercolour and teaches regular art classes.

Sue is married with two daughters and lives in rural Suffolk, England, UK. She is a keen musician and plays the violin, viola and piano accordion. She also enjoys sailing, swimming - and mountain hiking with her sketchbook in hand.