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  • Introduction
  • 1. Easy to Make Dolls
  • 2. Making a Cupboard Doll
  • 3. Felt Dolls on Wire Frames
  • 4. Faces
  • 5. Ski-ing Doll (Easy to Make Doll)
  • 6. Pop-music Doll (Easy to Make Doll)
  • 7. Kitty of Coleraine
  • 8. Irish Folk Dancer
  • 9. The Yeoman (From Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales")
  • 10. Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874-1965
  • 11. Egytian Peasant
  • 12. Peasant Girl from Croatia
  • 13. José, the Mexian Boy, and Maria
  • 14. Greek Soldier
  • 15. Ruth the Moabitess
  • 16. Medieval Persian Soldier-Prince
  • 17. Cypriot Fruit-seller
  • 18. First Duke of Marlborough
  • 19. Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821
  • 20. Horatio Nelson, 1758-1805
  • 21. King Richard III, 1483-85
  • 22. King Charles I, 1625-49
  • 23. Guy Fawkes, 1570-1606
  • 24. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Cupboard Doll)
  • 25. Irish Colleen (Cupboard Doll)
  • 26. Peg of Limavady
  • 27. Victorian Lady (Cupboard Doll)

Title: Dolls and Doll-Making
Author: Mary Benbow, Edith Dunlop, Joyce Luckin
Publication Date: HC:1968
Publisher: Plays, Inc., Boston
Page Count: 95
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating Patterns are full-size for 10-inch felt and wire frame dolls. They use the old a-b-c method of marking and do not include seam allowances or grainline guides. There is a wide variety, and despite the size, pretty good detail. The doll itself is generic - you alter the details to suit the character.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are very bare-bones and broken down into body/costume parts.

SUMMARY- The costuming for the dolls has very good detail for a 10-inch doll, and each of the characters has a little paragraph write-up at the beginning of its section to fill you in on who the character was from story or history. This is one of the better of the miniature doll books I've picked up of late.