This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of doll making. It serves as a reference and technique guide for making dolls in a wide variety of styles. Full-size patterns are provided as well as artist galleries for inspiration. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and color photos. Other doll-making books focus on one particular doll style. Some are purely inspirational, showing dolls made by other artists and crafters. This book provides complete how-to instruction on all types of dolls.
Barbara Matthiessen (Port Orchard, WA) had a specialized degree from an interior design school and experience working for a design firm before she entered the industry as a full-time freelance designer. She has written 43 booklets and 3 books, contributed to 22 multi-artist books, and has done countless designs for magazines. While continuing to design for publication, she also works for manufacturers, developing kits, projects sheets, and sales models. Nancy Hoerner (St. Paul, MN) is an accomplished artist and designer developing her artwork for the past 30 years. She has published art dolls and bead projects in nationally known magazines and studied doll making and beading with renowned artists. Many of her art dolls and bead work are held in private collections. Nancy also works with manufacturers in the craft industry. She is author of Felt Inlays (CPi, Spring 08). Author of Small Loom and Freeform Weaving, CPi, spring 08 As a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Rick Petersen (Edina, MN) has spent his life creating things. About eleven years ago he discovered polymer clay and has been expressing himself through this medium ever since. Rick has taught doll making, and has had his work published in national magazines, including Art Doll Quarterly.