sorry- missing the dust jacket on my copy TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter I: Sources of Inspiration and Designing
Chapter II: Patterns
Chapter III: Making Up and Stuffing
Chapter IV: Finishing and Decorating
Chapter V: Doll Making
Chapter VI: Hard Toys
Title: Toy Making Author: Mabel Early
Publication Date: Hardcover:1944
Publisher: The Studio Publications, London
Page Count: 96
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x7 1/2"
PATTERN RATING: . Patterns are more suggestions of patterns than actual patterns. What few patterns are laid out in a more conventional way are very minimalist. They aren't even gridded for enlarging.
INSTRUCTION RATING:. Unless you have some experience already, these instructions won't help you much.
BONUS MECHANICS RATING:. Ms. Early goes into some detail on developing your own patterns, which this book strongly encourages you to do (hence the lack of real patterns). It describes some interesting techniques including "French Modelling" that I found interesting and potentially useful. This book is the earliest example I've found for soft toy design.
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