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  • Introduction
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Pattern Preparation
  • Sewing Techniques
  • Dolls to Make
  • Index and Acknowledgments

Title: Creative Art of Dolls
Author: Jane Gisby
Publication Date: HC:1989
Publisher: Longmeadow Press, Stamford, CT
Page Count: 120
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0-681-40954-1

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating. Patterns need to be enlarged, but are gridded, and the old a-b-c method of marking was used to help the crafter figure out what order to sew in. Faces are painted or embroidered - no needlesculpting, no individual fingers. These are very simple ragdolls.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are laid out step-by-step, with illustrations to go with each step. I don't see how you could possibly go wrong!

SUMMARY- Not having full-sized patterns hurts this book a bit, but the format was odd - a very tall skinny book. It has a nice variety of simple dolls and the instructions are good enough for a beginner.