50 Character Dolls to Make at Home - Paul MoranDavid & Charles, 1991, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, snagged at the head of the spine and spotted on the reverse. Light spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Patterns;
From the cover: “Stroll along a summer beach, travel to far away lands, visit the enchanted kingdom of the little people or take a step back in time… it’s all possible when you enter the exciting world of character dolls.
Here are full-size patterns for 50 delightful dolls, all made from five basic body shapes. Add bright felts and quilted fabrics to create the sporting trio of a Downhill Skier, Deep Sea Diver and Sammy Surfer; employ rich brocades and soft organzas to evoke the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s famous characters; use up those sparkly beads and sequins to put finishing touches to a gorgeous Christmas Fairy or proud Elizabethan Lady.
There are dolls here to suit every taste and occasion, each created with the attention to detail, imaginative use of fabrics and delightful sense of humour which have become the author’s hallmarks. Clear diagrams and full step-by-step instructions ensure that even beginners can produce perfect results every time, while the wealth of exciting design ideas will provide more experienced needle workers with plenty of inspiration for creating their own stunning effects.
With dolls for Easter and Christmas, leprechauns and pixies, a Spanish Senorita, Uncle Sam, a pert Victorian Miss, a futuristic Space Hero and much more, there are dolls here to grace any teenager’s bedroom or collector’s shelves. So rummage through your workbasket for all those bright and glittery bits and pieces, choose your favourite designs and start stitching!”