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ISBN:
1596680873
Author:
Ray Slater
Category:
Crafts & Hobbies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Interweave; 1St Edition edition (July 1, 2008)
Pages:
128 pages
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1685 kb
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1201 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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726


Textile artists who've entertained the idea of dollmaking will be delighted with the possibilities for creating textures with scraps of fabric, yarn, ribbon and handstitching as featured in Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists.

Textile artists who've entertained the idea of dollmaking will be delighted with the possibilities for creating textures with scraps of fabric, yarn, ribbon and handstitching as featured in Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists. Ray Slater curated an exhibition of cloth dolls from the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom in 2003. She is now one of the leading teachers on the subject in the United Kingdom.

As an artist who has been making my own dolls either by free cutting them, or from my own patterns for over fifty .

As an artist who has been making my own dolls either by free cutting them, or from my own patterns for over fifty years, I am always looking for something new to inspire me to different paths. This book does it. I love the layout. The author provides the reader with the patterns, intsructions for the techniques, and turns the creative process over to the reader to explore and create. This isn't a commercial pattern with rigid step by step instructions, nor is it an overthought how-to book.

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Start by marking Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists as Want to Read .

Start by marking Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Presenting the basic principles and techniques of doll making, this book provides patterns for different shapes of dolls-from the simple stump doll to the more complicated joint doll-as well as practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces using needle and thread embroidery.

An exciting alternative, the cloth doll represents the perfect medium for textile artists to express their skill and creativity.

Presenting the basic principles and techniques of doll making, this book provides patterns for different shapes of dolls-from the simple stump doll to the more complicated joint doll-as well as practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces using needle and thread embroidery. A wide range of textile techniques fill these pages, as step-by-step instructions take artists through methods of beading, hand and machine embroidering, stamping, dyeing, felting, and quilting

Cloth dolls are a huge hit in the creative world and textile artists have taken up the challenge, using them as the . Dec 08. I'm not really into dolls but, if I were, I'd love Ray Slater's.

Cloth dolls are a huge hit in the creative world and textile artists have taken up the challenge, using them as the perfect three-dimensional vehicle for expressive textile art. A range of innovative textile techniques can be used to make stunning dolls. In 'Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists' the author provides patterns for different doll shapes, from the simplest stump doll to the more complicated jointed doll. However, this book is about so much more than doll making and I think it deserves a place on every embroiderer's shelf. This is because of the methods that Ray uses.

Ray Slater trained as a textile artist at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also trained as a costume maker for theatre and television

Ray Slater trained as a textile artist at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also trained as a costume maker for theatre and television. She curated an exhibition of cloth dolls from the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK in 2003 and is now one of the leading teachers on the subject in the UK, where she is based. She is also embarking on a teaching tour in the USA. Ray lives in London. Country of Publication. The book gives practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces, as well as details on how to use the patterns to make the basic cloth doll.

Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists comes to us courtesy of Ray Slater - textile artist, costume maker, doll artist extraordinaire. The dolls and surface techniques presented in this book are nothing short of stunning. The author begins with a list of basic tools and equipment, general information, stuffing the doll, and the most general of info on machine embroidery.

Presenting the basic principles and techniques of doll making, this book provides patterns for different shapes of dolls--from the simple stump doll to the more complicated joint doll--as well as practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces using needle and thread embroidery. A wide range of textile techniques fill these pages, as step-by-step instructions take artists through methods of beading, hand and machine embroidering, stamping, dyeing, felting, and quilting. An exciting alternative, the cloth doll represents the perfect medium for textile artists to express their skill and creativity.

  • Bearus
Even though this book has been in print for a few years, it was new to me this Christmas. It has been a long time since a book has taken me to so many creative places. As an artist who has been making my own dolls either by free cutting them, or from my own patterns for over fifty years, I am always looking for something new to inspire me to different paths. This book does it. I love the layout. I love the colors. I love the open white pages which so beautifully display the finished dolls. The text draws you in, and I really like the tips in each instruction telling the artist what to beware of, or to watch out for. This space isn't big enough to thoroughly discuss the fabric designs created by all of the various techniques introduced within the covers. Even if you never tried any of these techniques, the pages are a visual feast.
And now, let's consider the dolls themselves. It seems that whenever I spend a lot of time making the body for a doll, whether it be out of cloth, or sculpted, I have a difficult time covering that body with clothing. But, the more simple the frame of the doll, the more elaborate the clothing can be. Ray's dolls are like this. They are basic: a stump doll, a wire frame doll, or a more traditional stuffed doll. But in the long run, the dolls are just the reason for the clothes. Ray has a background in Theater Costuming, and it shows. Once the doll is made, the fun begins!! The colors, the techniques, and the very elaborate approaches to making ones own fabric in which to wrap and dress the dolls are nothing short of riveting. I can't wait to try the free stitching. I'm thinking that making layered fabrics, and wrapping tubes, using a soldering pencil or a heat gun, or needle felting hair is just going to be a great deal of fun. And I'm already thinking that some of these techniques could be used to burn designs in velvet, or make greeting cards, or who knows? In the long run my dolls probably won't look anything like the dolls in the book...but the techniques...now those are going to keep me busy for a long time to come. I'm ready. Thank you Ray!!
  • Onoxyleili
The reason I did not give this book five stars is because it is not exhaustive. In other words, it only shows three types of dolls. BUT, it is a great book for technique and ideas that can be applied to other fiber art projects and other doll types. I am very happy I bought it and am looking forward to trying out the stump doll. I could not find any appropriate shapes from magazines to use for a pattern, as suggested, so I copied the pattern in the book. It was not easy getting it copied on the local library copy machine as the book does not lie completely flat and the pattern image to be copied extends to the edge of the page once enlarged (as it must be). If I still had access to the larger format and more sophisticated copy machine I used to use it would not have been so much of a problem. f you are serious about trying some new techniques and like the types of dolls presented here, by all means buy the book.
  • Celace
Guess I have outgrown this type of book. Had I been in a book store I would not have purchased. Not a good fit for me but did have a few cute ideas. Would be great for someone just starting to make dolls.
  • Jek
Thought the book would have a wider discudssion of techniques. The author is fond of and apparently quite skilled in the limited ones discussed. Great photographs...wish there had been more step by step photos for the burn-out nylon technique. Overall, I'm satisfied and will employ at least some of these new ideas to my work.
  • Bedy
I received my copy a week ago and have been entranced reading and re-reading over the past few days.
The dolls are unique and wonderfully imaginative. The instructions and photographs are great and let the reader know that these dolls are do-able. I know that I can sit down with my book and my materials and be able to create a doll that will be successful. Not all books do that, but this one does. Buy it.
  • Hap
Not sure why this book has so many negative reviews, it is exactly what it says in the title: Cloth dolls for textile artists. The author provides the reader with the patterns, intsructions for the techniques, and turns the creative process over to the reader to explore and create. This isn't a commercial pattern with rigid step by step instructions, nor is it an overthought how-to book. It's more of a guide which gives the basics for three doll types in clear wording, encouraging the reader to express his or herself using the techniques described.

The book is written in a breezy style and has plenty of pics in addition to the pattern outlines. Readers are free to use what they like and change what they don't to suit their own style. The book is 127 pages and includes a short supplier list. It really doesn't need to be longer as the techniques are easy to describe.

If you're looking for a book which reads more like a traditional commercial pattern to make a doll which is a replica of the cover shot, this might not be the best choice for you. This is not Edith Flack Ackley. If you need lots of instructions on each and every detail of doll construction, again, this may not fill your needs. But, if you enjoy learning new techniques and running with them, you will probably like this book.

In my opinion, Ray Slater has put together an interesting, fun book which allows the reader to be inspired and encourages experimentation and expression. I'm enjoying the book a great deal and have already made two stump dolls. (For perspective, I'm a life long dollmaker having 40 years experience with cloth dolls using my own patterns as well as trying out patterns of other people.)
  • Thohelm
Terrific, just what I wanted. Graphics are beautiful and instructions great..Thank You..
I was worried when I ordered this book used but it was just fine. The book is great for me because I am a beginninger doll maker and want to learn as much as I can. This book is coming out to be very handy=)