Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Featured in New Book

I am soon to be featured in a new art book, titled 'Making Dolls' book. The publishing company is A&C Black Publishers and the author is Ruth Sleigh-Johnson.

The blurb/summary of the book is: This general introduction to making modern dolls features a varied selection of original projects by contemporary designers and makers. Projects to inspire you include rag dolls, a papier-mâché doll with vintage clothes, a knitted and wired pair of Barbie and Ken style dolls,a cashmere dolly, dolls and creatures that are crocheted and dolls made from recycled materials such as scraps of fabric, old tights and pipe cleaners.

Techniques for the construction of the dolls is explained in simple illustrated steps, and surface application such as hand sewing, appliqué, fabric painting and machine embroidery are used to create beautiful dolls that you won’t want to give away...

Ruth Sleigh-Johnson lives in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex and is a mother of three. She has worked as a freelance stylist and fashion editor for magazines, catalogues and TV and radio items. She has lectured at colleges including London College of Fashion, and currently teaches art and textiles at a girls’ grammar school. She is the author of Practical Textiles Techniques and Practical Sewing Techniques.

Coming out soon, November 2011, the book is available on pre order on amazon, the link is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Dolls-Ruth-Sleigh-Johnson/dp/1408133970/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313590664&sr=1-3

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