This book is a compilation of the first four of Patti Medaris Culea's bestselling books: Creative Cloth Doll Making, Creative Cloth Doll Faces, Creative Cloth Doll Couture, and Creative Cloth Doll Beading. This comprehensive book guides readers through all the basics of creating cloth figures, with step-by-step fully illustrated instruction. Readers get complete patterns to create several styles of dolls, many with interchangeable parts. The book provides methods for creating beautiful faces, hair, garments, clothing, and supplies instruction in a wide variety of surface design techniques including dyeing, painting, stamping, beading, applique, hand and machine embroidery, image transfers, using Tyvek, and more. For further inspiration, the book also includes a gallery of doll designs by other leading doll artists, all made using the patterns from the book.
Patti Medaris Culea comes to the cloth doll world with a fine arts background. Those skills helped her develop innovative doll designs that are part of her teaching. She travels the world spreading the joy of cloth doll making and offers a full line of cloth doll patterns for those who can't be part of her classes. She is the author of four doll-making books and one on fiber arts, all published by Quarry Books. She is coauthor, along with elinor peace bailey and Barbara Willis of Creative Cloth Doll Workshop.