Learn one-of-a-kind polymer clay doll-making tips from an award-winning expert!
The amazingly realistic artist dolls of Lynn Cartwright celebrate diverse cultures and ethnicities, from Native American to African, and are widely acclaimed in the doll market. Here, in a photo-rich combination of how-to and inspiration, Cartwright provides a window into her doll-making studio process, and offers her tips and techniques.
Follow her step-by-step guidance through key parts of the process, from material choices to armatures to facial modelling to accuracy in costuming, making this a valuable resource for doll collectors, makers and enthusiasts.$52.99
This guide begins with notes on how to use the pre-printed watercolour paper to achieve the best results, and how to make copies of the outlines should you want to attempt the projects again.
Following this there is a short what you need section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment required before you start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to hold the brush, how to add water to your paint and how to mix colour, plus how to frame and display your work.
The six stunning step-by-step projects that follow build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques as they are used and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips from the author to help you progress on your painting journey.
The six sheets of artist-quality watercolour paper are pre-printed with the initial outline drawing for each of the projects, enabling you to start painting straight-away and giving you the best possible chance of achieving a successful painting.
Look inside the book.$42.99
Sydney has a slimming silhouette with a great back detail and the opportunity to have fun with patches. Make one in linen and one in fleece.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.
Multi-sized: XS – XL$35.00
This tunic is slightly A-line and features easy to do curvy inserts and a pocket with flap. It has short sleeves in two sections and optional detail tabs. There is a keyhole tie in the back.
Multi-sized XS – 2XL$35.00
Just a bit of winding, tying, trimming and fluffing is all it takes to make anyone feel creative!
Adorable Pom Pom Animals features lessons, diagrams and step-by-step instructions on how to make 30 different toys, fashion accessories and home decor items in different shapes and sizes – from miniature poodles and bunnies small enough to wear on a brooch or bag to larger bears, monkeys and parakeets big enough to fill the palm of your hand or hang in your car.
In this charming little book, you will learn how to:
- Select the right yarns to create the correct texture for each animal
- Use stitching and trimming to sculpt and define the designs
- Hone your needle felting skills to give each creation its own personality
From the hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper comes an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art.
As she did in her successful Stitch & Structure, Jean Draper guides textile artists through some of the most creative ways of working up patterns, and harnessing our love for rhythm and repeat in fabric. She discusses the nature of pattern and its language, and explains grids, symmetry and the positive and negative in design. Detailed studies explore patterns from other cultures, including Banjara; in plants and flowers; and on the human body.
Throughout, Draper carefully teaches a variety of techniques, from putting stitches together, to exaggerating and overlapping stitches, to using just one type of stitch. With beautiful examples throughout, Stitch & Pattern provides ample inspiration to develop truly great textile art.$42.99