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  • Introduction
  • The Basics by Barbara Carleton Evans
  • Blank Canvas Projects:
    • Basic Pattern for Clarity
      Basic Pattern for Energy
      Basic Pattern for Strength
  • Unique Pattern Projects
    • Stick Guy
      Wily Woman
      Personal Symbol Figure
      Folk Art dolls
      Don't Call Me a Square
      Sedona Spirit
      Green Woman
      Blessing doll
      Heart's Desire Wish Doll
      Kuba Spirit
  • Gallery of Mystics
  • Gallery of Storytellers
  • Gallery of Angels and Demons
  • Gallery of Legends
  • Gallery of Body Language
  • Doll Patterns
  • Contributing Designers
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments

Title: Making Creative Cloth Dolls
Author: Marthe Le Van
Publication Date: TPB:2002
Publisher: Lark Books, NY
Page Count: 160
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1-57990-334-7

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating There is a really nice variety of basic doll templates in this book. They are all full-size and gathered together in the back. They have some markings, but not consistently so. The patterns are for art dolls, not play dolls.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating You get brief instructions with very little illustration to go with them.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating This book gets bonus stars for showing so many different techniques for making each doll unique.

SUMMARY- There's a fantastic amount of color photographs of a very wide range of artist's work. It really drove home how different results can be from one basic pattern. I enjoyed reading this book immensely and pouring over the examples given throughout. I was very pleased to find this book. I highly recommend it to the art doll crowd.