Cloth Doll Workshop: From the Beginning and Beyond Will Doll Masters Elinor Peace Bailey, Patti Medaris Culea, and Barbara Willis by Patti Medaris Culea, Barbara Willis, Elinor Bailey (Paperback, 2010)
Elir, Patti and Barbara are three of the leading doll artists and teachers in the country. They are also friends. Each of these artists has her own distinct approach to the design and development of a cloth figure. In this book, each artist's process will come alive through their choice of fabrics, sketches, simple patterns, and skill-building variations. The book is oriented toward beginning doll makers, but offers unique variations and embellishments to please even more experienced doll designers. Two introductory chapters cover basic materials and techniques. Each artist's chapter includes step by step illustrations, instructions, and patterns to make a complete doll, plus variations that create completely new figures. Readers are treated to full colour photography and a look inside each artist's workspace. A gallery of additional creations by each artist, along with commentary on each work, completes the collection.
Barbara Willis has been creating dolls and teaching nationally and internationally for over 30 years. She has been associated with the quilting industry, fiber guilds, embroidery guilds and clubs, International Quilt Market, The Knitting and Stitching Show (UK) doll clubs, and workshop events for all of her career. She has been featured and published in many magazines including Sew Beautiful, Cloth Dolls and Animals, Dolls Bears and Collectibles, Better Homes and Gardens, Dolls and many others over her career. She lives in Northern California. Elinor Peace Bailey travels, teaches, designs fabrics, and has worked as creative consultant for several companies. Patti Medaris Culea combines her love of silk, dyes and ornamentation by creating extraordinary fairies, mermaids, and other one-of-a-kind dolls. She has a full line of cloth doll patterns and her work has appeared in books, magazines, and galleries. She travels internationally as a sought-after workshop instructor. www.pmcdesigns.com
Barbara Willis, Elinor Bailey, Patti Medaris Culea